|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.
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 hope to take advantage of a matching grant program through the local Pack
Horse Ford Chapter of the NSDAR. We would like to upgrade our microfilm equipment, much of
which is inoperable, or in need of expensive repairs.
To donate using Pay Pal, please click on the DONATE button. The systemwill guide you to ensure
your contribution arrives safely. You will be asked to specify if you would like your donation to be
used in the General Fund, the 45 Club, or the Matching Grants program.
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.
Berkeley County Historical Society
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The Berkeley County Historical Society receives mail at: Please visit our offices at:
P.O. Box 1624, Martinsburg, WV 25402-1624 136 East Race Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401
|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.