Supporters

Thank you to the following businesses and organizations for providing financial support to the museum and archives, making our work possible! We couldn’t do it without their support. Please support them as you can!

Sponsors

Do Everything 2019


Do Everything 2018

Warren’s Shell Service                  Wesley Realty

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Major Gifts

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  • $25,000 gift from Alpha Phi Foundation to restore the Office in Rest Cottage
  • $25,000 gift from the New Hampshire WCTU Union to restore the Parlor in Rest Cottage
  • $15,000 from the WCTU to organize the Archives
  • $10,000 gift from Fort Dearborn Chapter of the DAR to restore the Rest Cottage Entry Hall
  • $10,000 match from New Hampshire WCTU Union for DAR pledge
  • $7,500 gift from the WCTU to restore the Dining Room in Rest Cottage
  • $5,300 gift from the Jim and Annanette Harper Family Foundation to restore several Polyglot Petition scrolls
  • $5,000 from the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) to organize the Archives
  • $5,000 gift from the Ohio WCTU Union to restore the Dining Room in Rest Cottage
  • $5,000 gift from the Prohibition Trust to create a display for the Polyglot Petition
  • $2,500 gift from the Prohibition Trust for an internship
  • $5,000 grant from Prohibition Trust for Administration Building funding
  • $1,500 gifts in 2016 and 2017 from the Fort Dearborn of the DAR for internships
  • $1,000 gift from Carole Bass in 2017 to restore the hearth tile in Rest Cottage Parlor
  • $10,000 from various donors to fund the Historic Gardens Restoration Fund in memory of Timothy Schultz since 2017
  • $1,000 gift from Carole Bass in 2019 to restore the exterior
  • $3,500 gift Sarah Ward in 2019 to purchase an antique coal stove for Willard’s Bedroom

Grants

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  • $30,000 grant for capacity building over 3 years from Evanston Community Foundation root2fruit program
  • $300 from Lincolnwood Evanston Garden Club for garden restoration in 2015
  • $5,000 Preservation Needs Assessment from Conservation Center (funded by National Endowment for the Humanities) for review of preservation practices and deficiencies in 2015
  • $2,500 grant from Evanston Bicycle Club to restore Willard’s 1892 bicycle “Gladys” in 2015
  • $5,300 grant from the Jim and Annanette Harper Family Foundation in 2015 to restore several Polyglot Petition scrolls
  • $3,400 grant from the Prohibition Trust in 2016 to fund a display case for the restored Polyglot Petition scrolls
  • $2,450 grant from National Trust for Historic Preservation for an historic landscaping master plan in 2015
  • $9,900 grant from the National Society of the DAR in 2016 to fund the restoration of decorative finishes in the Rest Cottage restoration project
  • $2,500 grant from the Prohibition Trust in 2016 to fund an internship position
  • $1,500 grant from the Fort Dearborn DAR along with Dr. and Nancy Schultz and Carole Bass to fund a fellowship position in 2017; $1,500 grants from the Fort Dearborn DAR to fund a internship position in 2018 and 2019
  • $14,000 grant from National Trust for Historic Preservation for an interior restoration plan for Mother Willard’s Bedroom, Rest Cottage Bathroom, and Annex Parlor and Music Room in 2017
  • $5,000 grant from Prohibition Trust in 2017 for Admin Building life safety
  • $5,000 grant from ECF root2fruit alumni fund in 2018 for strategic planning
  • $300 from Lincolnwood Evanston Garden Club for garden restoration in 2018
  • $5,000 grant National Trust for Historic Preservation for Admin Building life safety in 2018
  • $5,000 grant Landmarks Illinois for Admin Building life safety in 2019
  • $800 grant from Evanston Bicycle Club for a bike rack in 2019

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