Museums thrive off of the community they serve. To help us with our projects, goals, and to better serve the community, we seek enthusiastic volunteers and donations including but not limited to financial contributions, storage/preservation/display materials, artifacts, historical documents, and oral histories. Donations of these types, regardless of volume, size, or amount, are all indispensable and greatly needed in order to find a permanent home, continue following the museum’s mission, and make our holdings accessible to the public. Your contributions also help us to serve veterans and our local community.
Your generous donations of time, money, artifacts and/or preservation material makes you a part of our story and contributes to the legacy of the Regimes Museum. To commemorate those who have gone above and beyond, we offer a variety of ways to show you our appreciation for your generosity.
Regimes Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit public charity. Contributions to Regimes Museum are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. Please consult with a tax adviser. We strive to make all public events, exhibitions, and archival materials free and accessible to the public; your contributions help us to fulfill our mission. Thank you!
This section is dedicated to honoring outstanding individuals who have contributed exemplary services in support of the Museum's educational mission and to the community. The Board of Directors nominates individuals based on the following criteria:
The Founders Award recognizes an individual who best exemplifies the outstanding qualities of the Regimes Museum, including teamwork, optimism, courage, and sacrifice, and who inspires the exploration and expression of these values through their commitment to the mission of the RM. The Founders Award recognizes those who demonstrate through word and deed an extraordinary dedication to the enduring principles that strengthen democracy in the threat of totalitarianism.
Voice of Freedom Award
This award recognizes those who make unselfish contributions to their community, state, or nation; those who lead by example; and those who exhibit the highest standards of academics, integrity, discipline, and initiative reflective of the mission of the Regimes Museum.
Certificate of Recognition
The Certificate of Recognition honors supporters of the Regimes Museum from donors, volunteers, staff, and members of the Advisory Council. Those recognized by this award have provided honorable service to the Museum’s Mission and programs, have shown outstanding performance in their field that support the Museum, or have made significant contributions to the institution. A Certificate of Recognition for Community Service can, at the behest of the Board of Directors, also be awarded to local individuals, businesses, and families who have provided services to the betterment of our community.
Awardees to Date
Ralph Pickard, Certificate of Recognition for Honorable Service (2021)
Awarded for his excellent scholarship in the Regimes Museum Journal and his insights as member the Advisory Council.
Carl Golden, Certificate of Recognition for Honorable Service (2021)
Awarded for his significant contributions to Regimes Museum's collections.