Please feel welcome to make a tax-deductible gift to our Annual Fund at any time throughout the year. You may use our easy and secure payment option by clicking on the blue button below or to the right. You may also send direct payment by check, made payable to MHS. Please send to MHS, P.O. Box 17, Madison, CT 06443.
Gifts of Cash
To make a cash donation, you may use our easy and secure Paypal payment system by clicking on the blue button below or to the right. You may also send direct payment by check, made payable to MHS. Please send to MHS, P.O. Box 17, Madison, CT 06443.
Gifts of Appreciated Securities
We accept gifts of appreciated securities. Please contact our office to obtain wire instructions.
Bequests and Gifts of Retirement Plan Assets
Please consider making a bequest to the Madison Historical Society. If the MHS is in your estate plans or if you are considering naming the MHS as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, please let us know!
While gifts to our general purposes are the most impactful to our operations, we do accept gifts to specific designations within our organization. For example, gifts may be designated for our education programs, restoration of our historic properties, or maintenance of our collections. If you would like make a gift to a specific area of our organization, please note your preference when you make your gift. You may also contact our office.
Gifts of Personal Property
Many of the precious items in our collection have been given to us by individuals and families who want to share something of historical importance. You may own a Madison artifact that will help us to preserve the experiences of your ancestors while educating others about some facet of Madison's past. Your grandmother's sewing cabinet or your great-uncle's lobster traps--or perhaps an assortment of tools or a basket of kitchen implements--may be just the missing pieces we have been hoping to find.
A member of our Collections Team will be happy to evaluate your family's prized possessions. If they are appropriate, we will be delighted to add them to our holdings. Contact our office to begin a conversation.
NOTE: The MHS can only accept items with a direct relationship to the town of Madison.
MHS Gift Guide
Please use the MHS Gift Guide to direct your donation to a specific program or initiative of the MHS. We are grateful, for example, for your support of our education programs for children and adults, our changing exhibitions, our special events, or the preservation of our collections. Please feel free to match your gift to your own passions!
Madison Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service. Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent permissible by law. Please contact your tax advisor to understand all circumstances surrounding your potential donation.