Quilt Collection to transfer to LancasterHistory.org
While our museum is no longer open for public tours, we are delighted to announce that the museum’s entire collection of authentic late 19th-20th century Amish Quilts indigenous to this region, formerly known as the “Esprit Collection”, will be transferred to our friends at LancasterHistory.org. Beginning in 2013, the collection will be housed at their new Campus of History at North President and Marietta Avenues in Lancaster Township. Click here to read more about their wonderful new facility, scheduled to open in the spring of 2013.
The quilt collection is considered to be the finest collection of authentic late 19th-20th century Amish Quilts indigenous to this region. Formerly known as the “Esprit Collection”, it was the brainchild of Doug Tompkins, a founder of the Esprit Corporation, who began collecting the quilts during the 1970s. The Heritage Center acquired this collection in 2002. The combination of the Esprit Collection with the Heritage Center’s own quilt and textile collection results in one of the largest collections of its kind anywhere to be presented in context with the stories of south-central Pennsylvanians.
Lancaster County Community Foundation Fund
The Heritage Center of Lancaster County, in partnership with the Lancaster County Community Foundation, is pleased to announce the establishment of a new endowment for the perpetual care of our museum collections.
The Lancaster County Heritage Funds have been established for the benefit of the preservation, curatorial care, exhibition, study and storage of the museum collections of the Heritage Center of Lancaster County.
An ever-growing endowment will enable us to provide support for the organization as we work toward our goal of establishing perpetual funds for the care of our historic objects of Lancaster’s material culture. These funds will provide for the long-term maintenance and preservation of our museum collections and will assist in providing a home for the artifacts in Lancaster County.
Endowed gifts are held in perpetuity. A named endowment at the LCCF is created through the establishment of permanent funds that are professionally invested and managed. The LCCF invests the initial gift and distributes a portion of the average annual investment return back to our organization for activities related to our collections.
A donor who makes an endowment gift today may be confident that it will continue to support its intended purpose in the future.
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