St. Lawrence County Historical Assn. just over halfway to $500,000 fundraising goal
CANTON -- A new campaign sign is now displayed in the front lawn of the Silas Wright House, 3 East Main St.The St. Lawrence County Historical Association’s three-year endowment campaign, called Campaign for the People of St. Lawrence County, is near the halfway mark. So far it has garnered 58% of the $500,000 campaign goal collected.
The sign depicts an archived photo of men and women on a boating excursion. The campaign total is illustrated by paddlers in canoes across the bottom.
“This new campaign sign is an excellent example of what the Historical Association is all about. The photo itself is one of many historic photos in the association’s collection and this photo points to our county’s history,” said Paul D. Mitchell, SLCHA’s campaign coordinator. “Strengthening our endowment is essential in ensuring a long-term existence for the association. It’s not an ideal time to be asking for contributions. But I’m impressed with the community’s generosity and I hope everyone can give what they can to make this endowment campaign successful.”
The SLCHA’s endowment fund helps expand educational outreach activities, fund new exhibits and programming, and create greater awareness of our local history, and help drive tourism.
“At these times of uncertainty, the association finds comfort and encouragement knowing the community cares about our cause,” Mitchell said. “While we all face challenges at this time, I hope you can provide some financial support, in any amount, to the campaign.”
Anyone interested in donating, can send a check made payable to SLCHA (note endowment campaign in memo) and mail to SLCHA, P.O. Box 8, Canton, NY 13617, or drop off a donation at the Silas Wright House, 3 E. Main St., or visit our website (www.slcha.org) and donate via PayPal.