All of the Museum's work is supported by the generosity of our patrons. Dues and donations are the main source of the Museum's operating funds. The Museum does not receive governmental support. Thank you for helping us continue to bridge generations, connect communities, and preserve the past.
90 donors were honored at the 2014 Donor Appreciation Day celebration at the Museum.
The Operating Fund
As a 501(C)(3) non profit organization, the museum relies on memberships dues and donations. Donations in any amount are always welcome; a gift of $35 will cover the Museum's utility bills for one day, and a gift of $350 will cover all of the Museum's expenses for one day.
Established in 2004, the Museum's endowment, in care of the Putnam County Community Foundation, has grown steadily thanks to the generosity of our supporters. The endowment now contributes nearly 30% of the annual operating budget. Gifts to the endowment will continue to grow and to support the Museum for generations to come.
There are multiple ways to donate to the Putnam County Museum!
Facebook - Click here to visit our page, and select the 'Donate' button at the top. Facebook will handle the transaction, with no extra fees to you or us. You can make a one-time donation, or opt in to make automatic monthly donations.
Facebook also makes it easy to raise funds for the Museum, through your own page! Click here to start your own fundraiser.
Endowment - Click here to be taken to the Putnam County Community Foundation website. Under 'designation, please select 'Putnam County Historical & Cultural Endowment'.
If you would like to make a donation by check, please contact Lisa Mock @