County

Douglas

Museum Wishlist

 

The museum is currently in need of these    items:

  • Archival Textile Boxes available HERE
  • Archival Artifact Boxes available HERE
  • Archival Tissue Paper availableHERE
  • Multi-media binders available HERE
  • Poly Album Pages available HERE or HERE or HERE
  • Nitrile gloves available HERE
  • Any general cleaning supplies or paper products
  • Silica gel packets or canisters
  • Swiffer or any brand of non-scented dry sheets







Jarman Baby Books


The Jarman Baby Book is a publication about the history of the babies born at Jarman Hospital in Tuscola, Il.  


The hardcover book with dust jacket is 648 pages.  The cost is only $10.00 per book.  If you would like to purchase a book and have it shipped to you, there is an additional $9.00 cost.  Please make checks payable to Douglas County Museum. Please also write on the check "Jarman Baby Book." Checks can be mailed to:


Douglas County Museum

700 S. Main St.

Tuscola, IL 61953




Financial Donation


The Douglas County Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that runs on the donations of individuals and businesses.  Please consider making a donation to the museum so that we may continue to serve the people of and visitors to Douglas County for current and future generations.​  All donations are tax-deductible.




Membership


Membership is a great way to help the Museum with a small yearly fee.  A membership to the Museum gets you discounts on events, programs, and rentals.  You will also get a monthly newsletter and other important announcements by email or post office mail.  Most importantly, you are supporting a local non-profit and the care of important artifacts so they are around for generations to come!


Check out our lower rates for students, Douglas County teachers, Seniors, and Families!


Download a  Membership Form!



Donate ARTIFACTS


Do you have an item that fits the Museum's mission statement that you feel would be of value to have in our collection?  Please call or stop in and see us at the Museum.


There is a form for you to fill out giving us temporary custody of your item after which the item will go before our Collection's Committee and our Board of Trustees.  If we feel it fits our mission and we are able to properly store and care for the item, we will have you fill out a Deed of Gift.  If it is a loan to the museum, we also have a form to fill out for that. Please make sure you have the time to fill out the paperwork when dropping off an item!



Volunteers + Internships


Do you have an interest in historical research, collections management, educational programming, or something else?  There are many different volunteer and internship job openings at the museum.  We are very flexible as to when and how often you can come in.  If you can donate your time for events only, maybe once a month, or can come every week, we will work with you to find the right job.  


We currently could use someone with carpentry skills for making basic slotted storage shelving!


Stop in and see our Director, Anna, or feel free to get in touch with us using the Contact FormWe look forward to hearing from you!



Giving


There are many ways that you can help the museum provide for the people of and visitors to Douglas County.  Whether you make a financial contribution, volunteer your time, become a member, attend an event, submit a pledge, serve on a committee, or just come on in and see us, you are helping the museum succeed and continue to grow for future generations to be able to enjoy.  



Here are some ways that you can help:

Awarded Grants & Donations $500.00 and above

2015-2017

Thank you to these organizations for your generosity toward the museum!


  • City of Tuscola TIF Committee: $50,000.00 for Building Repairs

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  • Tuscola Community Foundation:$10,000.00 toward keeping a Full-time Director

             

  • LyondellBasell: $1,500.00 toward painting the building and a new sign

      

  • Tuscola Rotary: $500.00 for new exhibit technology

     

  • Arcola Foundation: $750.00 for Archival Supplies & Collections care ; $1000.00 for digitization equipment and $1000.00 pledged for 2018

 

  • Daughters of the American Revolution: $1,351.14 Matching grant toward a Veteran's Hall of Honor Thank you to our local DAR, the Stephen A. Douglas Chapter, for the support you expressed toward the museum and this project!


  • Tuscola Tourism: Tourism has helped the museum print brochures, pay for entertainment and help with events throughout the years, most recently awarding the museum $740.00 to print our new brochures




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