|The Berkeley County Historical Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, sustained by its
memberships and donations. While the recent recession has reduced local and state support we
continue to seek grant funding that will aide us in continuing our mission. If you would like to help
beyond your yearly membership, we would be extremely grateful.
To donate using Pay Pal, please click on the appropriate DONATE button for your contribution. The
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If you prefer not to use the Pay Pal system, we are always happy to have our members visit and see
what we have been working on to continue our mission of preserving, protecting and sharing the
history of Berkeley County. Or, if you prefer to send us a check, just please make sure to specify how
you would like your donation to be used. We thank you very much for your support of the Berkeley
County Historical Society.
General Fund Donation
In May of 2010 the Society established the 45 Club. The name is based on
the fact that at the time it was begun, there was a $45,000 balance on the
mortgage of the Society's storage building. It was intended that donations
received for the 45 Club would go toward the principal balance of that loan,
thus reducing its duration. In less than a year we were able to reduce the
mortgage balance down to less than 18,000, because of the generous
donations of our members and community. The names of donors of $1,000
or more will be placed on a plaque that will be hung in the building
commemorating their effort.
In the fall of 2012 we took advantage of a matching grant program through the local Pack Horse Ford
Chapter of the NSDAR. We upgraded our microfilm equipment with a digital scanner that gives us
extremely high quality images and will allow us to scan and digitally copy all our microfilm collections.
In 2013, following the death of Don C. Wood in the fall of 2012, the Society Board voted to establish a
Legacy Fund using monies donated in memory of Mr. Wood. With that seed money and contributions
from the Society coffers, BCHS established the fund, managed by the Eastern West Virginia
Community Foundation. When the fund is fully endowed, interest payments will help BCHS keep our
archival storage building staff supplied with all they need to keep our collections in good order for
generations to come. There are two ways to donate to this fund. First, contact EWVCF directly
throught their website. Alternatively, you can contribute to BCHS, the money being earmarked for
deposit with the EWVCF.
Legacy Fund Donation
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The Berkeley County Historical Society receives mail at: Please visit our offices at:
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|The Berkeley County Historical Society's primary mission is to preserve and perpetuate the history of
Berkeley County. Part and parcel with the preservation, we purchased a building completely dedicated
to the storage and cataloging of the holdings of BCHS. We continue to accept donations of historic
items to the collections as well as negotiating the return to Berkeley of items that have been handed
down through families and donated to other preservation societies outside the region. A goal set in
2011 is to streamline and bring up to date the donation of items procedure as well as how they are
cataloged in the system. If you have an item you would like to donate to the Society's collection,
please contact us by phone or email to begin the process. We look forward to working with you.