FACTS AND INFORMATION:
Campaign Purpose: The Green Bay & De Pere Antiquarian Society, a Wisconsin non-profit, charitable organization**, has led a one-time successful campaign of raising $1.2 million to purchase artwork and American historical artifacts that were given to the community by our earliest philanthropists. The items are not only important to the cultural heritage of the Green Bay area but are also important and of interest on a national level. The successful campaign was a once in a lifetime opportunity that will benefit the community by:
Campaign Timeline: The Antiquarian Society raised $1.2 million of the $1.3 million total campaign goal to meet the timeline of December 14, 2007.
Library Endowment: The Brown County Library has pledged to use the funds for an endowment which would benefit the library for years to come.
The Antiquarian Society and the $1.3 million total campaign goal: Following the purchase of the artifacts, other costs continue to be incurred to restore and preserve them. The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation continues accepting contributions on behalf of the Antiquarian Society.
Print Pledge Card: http://antiquariansocietygbdp.org/doc/PledgeCardCulturalHeritageCampaign.pdf Mail to: Save Our Cultural History Campaign
Print Pledge Card: http://antiquariansocietygbdp.org/doc/PledgeCardCulturalHeritageCampaign.pdf
Mail to: Save Our Cultural History Campaign
In December of 2007 the Antiquarian Society purchased the collection of community heritage artifacts owned by the library. They include a rare Abe Lincoln signed photograph, presidential letters, paintings of local historic figures including Rufus B. Kellogg and Jean Nicolet, twenty-two oil paintings by artist Howard Pyle, oriental textiles, sculptures that were gifted to the library prior to a museum being established in Green Bay.
"Photos courtesy of the Green Bay Press Gazette"
**The Green Bay & De Pere Antiquarian Society is a 501c3 charitable organization accepting gifts, bequests and donations that support our mission: "To hold, purchase, preserve and acquire antiquities and real estate to perpetuate the history of the locality surrounding Green Bay and the State of Wisconsin".
Green Bay & De Pere Antiquarian Society Inc.
P.O. Box 875
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54305-0875