Needs relative to funding Historical Society projects:
2015 and now '16 have been dedicated as the years of discovering the history of Mathews County. With the publication of the comprehensive history by Martha W. McCartney, the county's past has been researched thoroughly with information that is now available, and in a chronological, easy-to-read format. Looking back over the year we have had happenings or programs every month throughout the year
Mathews County has less than 9,000 inhabitants, encompasses 94 square miles and as such is the second smallest county in Virginia. MCHS is proud to serve the entire county as its service area. Given this small geographic area and small population, a considerable amount of joint venturing and sharing of activities occurs with other civic organizations. This provides extensive service throughout the county.
1. Thomas James Store. MCHS exhibits this pristine example of Southern vernacular stores to the public. In conserving rather than restoring, the authentic elements are retained – an historically accurate, unique treasure. Non-invasive lighting, interpretive signage and touch screen computer access highlight the special features and give in-depth information. Funding is needed for conservation, exhibition and maintenance.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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