Gloucester Historical Society in Virginia
P.O. Box 1812
Gloucester VA 23061
Mission Statement

The purposes for which this corporation is organized are:

A. To promote historical programs, lectures, exhibitions and similar activities for Gloucester County;

B. To support efforts for the preservation of historic buildings and sites;

C. To study, compile and publish historical information on the County;

D. To collect and preserve manuscripts and printed materials and other physical remains pertaining to the history of the County;

E. To acquire and receive real estate and personal property for ownership, preservation, use and/or management by the Society in furtherance of its historical and educational purposes and;

F. To administer the Walter Reed Memorial Scholarship program.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. P. Warren Deal
Board Chair Mr. P. Warren Deal
Board Chair Company Affiliation Virginia Dominion Power
Contact Information
Address P.O. Box 1812
Gloucester, VA 23061
Telephone 804 642-4455
Fax 804 693-2270
E-mail glohissoc@gmail.com
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1979
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $7,010.00
Projected Expenses $9,344.00
Additional Documents
Financial Statements - mid year2013View
Statements
Mission

The purposes for which this corporation is organized are:

A. To promote historical programs, lectures, exhibitions and similar activities for Gloucester County;

B. To support efforts for the preservation of historic buildings and sites;

C. To study, compile and publish historical information on the County;

D. To collect and preserve manuscripts and printed materials and other physical remains pertaining to the history of the County;

E. To acquire and receive real estate and personal property for ownership, preservation, use and/or management by the Society in furtherance of its historical and educational purposes and;

F. To administer the Walter Reed Memorial Scholarship program.

Impact

 

  1. Awarded one $1,000 scholarships to a third-year county resident History major.
  2. Have quarterly meetings with presentations of local history topics.
  3. Supported local organizations such as Gloucester County Parks and Recreation, the Museum of History and the Fairfield Foundation
  4. Will present at least one $1,000 scholarship to a county resident in the field of History, Archaeology or Anthropology annually.
  5. Work with the Rosewell Foundation in preserving the old ruins.

 

Needs

 

  1. The society has approximately $42,000 in a fund that is exclusively for awarding scholarships. Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually to a third-year student majoring in History, Archaeology or Anthropology. Since tuition rates have increased greatly in recent years it may become necessary to increase the size of these scholarships. Thus the principal needs to grow.
  2. The society has approximately $4,000 for its day to day operating funds.
  3. A recent Stabilization Plan study by The Rosewell Foundationon indicated a large need for capital to stabilize the ruins of the old house.

 

Background

The Gloucester Historical Society in Virginia was organized in 1977 as part of the Bi-Centennial Celebration. Its general meetings are held quarterly in January, May, July and October opening with general business, then proceeding with a presentation on historical topics from various speakers. The board meets quarterly in the month ahead of the general meeting.

In 1979, the Greaves family gave Rosewell and 8.746 acres to the Gloucester Historical Society to preserve and care for the ruins. In 1997, the Historical Society signed a long-term lease with The Rosewell Foundation for its preservation. The lease is $10 per year.

Board Chair Statement

The Gloucester Historical Society’s primary focus in the recent past has to been to provide educational opportunities for its members and the general public through its series of quality presentations of local and regional history as well as sponsoring visits to historic sites that are generally not open to the public. Equally important in this focus on education is the society’s annual award of the Walter Reed Memorial Scholarship to college students in the history or archaeology fields. The number of awards has been increased to two each year. The Society also tries to act as a resource to other history-related efforts locally such the Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee and The T.C. Walker/Rosenwald Schools Foundation in their formative periods. As always, the Society takes the stewardship of it ownership of John Page’s Rosewell quite seriously.

It is my dream for the Society to continue its focus on education but also move the Society into the digital age and establish an on-line presence with links to resources as well as explore the use of social media to communicate and engage a broader demographic. I also want to explore the adoption of projects on a rotating basis – whether it’s oral histories, school activities, preservation of documents, conserving of artifacts now disintegrating in boxes or assisting in building/site preservation. I would like to see the Society take a lead in initiating a greater degree of communication and collaboration, where welcome, among the many diverse history related groups in the county, perhaps by establishing an annual forum.   And finally, at least for the purposes of this statement, the Society must re-energize itself to help secure the continued presence of Rosewell for generations to come.

Warren Deal

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Gloucester County
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. P. Warren Deal
Company Affiliation Virginia Dominion Power
Term Feb 2015 to Jan 2017
Email Warren.Deal@dom.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mrs. Frances O. Borden Retired
Mr. P. Warren Deal Community Volunteer
Ms. Diane P. Jordan Retired
Mrs. Kathryn B. Ketch Community Volunteer
Mr. William L. Lawrence Retired
Mr. Ralph B. Perkins retired
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 3
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 75
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Scholarship
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. P. Warren Deal
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 8
Volunteers 10
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Programs
Description
CEO/ED/Board Comments

The Gloucester Historical Society’s primary focus in the recent past has to been to provide educational opportunities for its members and the general public through its series of quality presentations of local and regional history as well as sponsoring visits to historic sites that are generally not open to the public. Equally important in this focus on education is the society’s annual award of the Walter Reed Memorial Scholarship to college students in the history or archaeology fields. The number of awards has been increased to two each year. The Society also tries to act as a resource to other history-related efforts locally such the Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee and The T.C. Walker/Rosenwald Schools Foundation in their formative periods. As always, the Society takes the stewardship of it ownership of John Page’s Rosewell quite seriously.

It is my dream for the Society to continue its focus on education but also move the Society into the digital age and establish an on-line presence with links to resources as well as explore the use of social media to communicate and engage a broader demographic. I also want to explore the adoption of projects on a rotating basis – whether it’s oral histories, school activities, preservation of documents, conserving of artifacts now disintegrating in boxes or assisting in building/site preservation. I would like to see the Society take a lead in initiating a greater degree of communication and collaboration, where welcome, among the many diverse history related groups in the county, perhaps by establishing an annual forum.   And finally, at least for the purposes of this statement, the Society must re-energize itself to help secure the continued presence of Rosewell for generations to come.

Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $7,010.00
Projected Expenses $9,344.00
Spending Policy N/A
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$2,770$2,205$2,052
Administration Expense$837$717--
Fundraising Expense$422$190--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.501.231.82
Program Expense/Total Expenses69%71%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue14%10%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$55,192$49,954$42,426
Current Assets$5,421$4,413$3,713
Long-Term Liabilities----$0
Current Liabilities----$0
Total Net Assets$55,192$49,954$42,426
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 5/2015View
Solicitation Permit-2015 and beyondView
Comments
Foundation Comments
  • If an organization has gross receipts that are normally $50,000 or less, it can choose to file Form 990-N.