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The Hardin County History Partnership Program

Help Us Preserve Our History

The Hardin County Historical Museums, Inc. has been the beneficiary of community support throughout the years. Without this support, our museum would struggle to offer the exhibits and programs that we currently provide. In short, without you, there is no us. The Hardin County History Partnership Program, allowing us to request the support we need while cutting down on the repeated support letters for you. We wanted to make sure that you, as a museum partner, get the most out of your support so as you read the different levels you will see how we will recognize each partner throughout the year. Our program provides a range of support levels from our Visionary level at $2,000 to our Surveyor level at $100, making it easy for even small businesses to be involved.

Your partnership will help with the day-to-day costs of running a museum as well as helping with programing. The museum consist of four different buildings, each with their own unique needs. Your support will help ensure that these buildings and the artifacts in them are well maintained. The Beech Grove School provides an opportunity for local school groups to come and spend a day in the 1890s while the Staadt Log Home and the General Store give a glimpse into life in early Hardin County. The Burnison Barn also shows the agricultural history of the county. 

We hope that you will look through our partnership program and choose to come along beside us in preserving our county history. Your generous support will help ensure that our doors stay open and we are able to continue to provide learning opportunities for our visitors.

 

Partnership Levels

$2,000

Visionary

As a Visionary Partner, you will sponsor all major museum events, programs, and projects.

  • Grand Opening of new exhibits – Tickets for 4 to an exclusive “reveal party;” signage with your name and logo at the event; recognition in all promotional materials and in all media promoting new exhibits.

  • Night at the Museum – Tickets for 4 for this annual event; signage with your name and logo at the event; recognition in all promotional materials and in all media promoting the event; an invitation to decorate a table including the centerpiece and favors.

  • Hardin County Fair – Special recognition and signage with your name and logo in our booth at the Fair.

  • A Walk Among the Tombstones – Tickets for 4 to this annual event; signage with your name and logo at the event; special recognition at one stop along the walk.


  • In addition, your name and logo will be listed on the Museum’s website and on social media, in the Museum’s quarterly newsletters, and in all emails to our members.


  • You will also sponsor a month on the Museum’s calendar.


  • 10% of this partnership level will be invested in the Hardin County Historical Museums Fund with the Hardin County Community Foundation.

$1,500

Historian

  • Grand Opening of new exhibits – Tickets for 3 to an exclusive “reveal party;” signage with your name and logo at the event; recognition in all promotional materials and in all media promoting new exhibits.

  • Night at the Museum – Tickets for 3 for this annual event; signage with your name and logo at the event; recognition in all promotional materials and in all media promoting the event; an invitation to decorate a table including the centerpiece and favors.

  • Hardin County Fair – Special recognition and signage with your name and logo in our booth at the Fair.

  • A Walk Among the Tombstones – Tickets for 3 to this annual event; signage with your name and logo at the event; special recognition at one stop along the walk.


  • In addition, your name and logo will be listed on the Museum’s website and on social media, in the Museum’s quarterly newsletters, and in all emails to our members.


  • You will also sponsor a month on the Museum’s calendar.


  • 10% of this partnership level will be invested in the Hardin County Historical Museums Fund with the Hardin County Community Foundation.

$1,000

Pioneer

  • Grand Opening of new exhibits – Tickets for 2 to an exclusive “reveal party;” signage with your name and logo at the event; recognition in all promotional materials and in all media promoting new exhibits.

  • Night at the Museum – Tickets for 2 for this annual event; signage with your name and logo at the event; recognition in all promotional materials and in all media promoting the event.

  • Hardin County Fair — Signage with your name and logo in our booth at the Fair.

  • A Walk Among the Tombstones – Tickets for 2 to this annual event; signage with your name and logo at the event


  • In addition, your name and logo will be listed on the Museum’s website and on social media, in the Museum’s quarterly newsletters, and in all emails to our members.


  • You will also co-sponsor a month on the Museum’s calendar.


  • 10% of this partnership level will be invested in the Hardin County Historical Museums Fund with the Hardin County Community Foundation.

$750

Trail Blazer

  • Grand Opening of new exhibits – Tickets for 2 to an exclusive “reveal party;” signage with your name and logo at the event; recognition in all promotional materials and in all media promoting new exhibits.

  • Night at the Museum – Tickets for 2 for this annual event; signage with your name and logo at the event; recognition in all promotional materials and in all media promoting the event; an invitation to decorate a table including the centerpiece and favors.

  • Hardin County Fair – Special recognition and signage with your name and logo in our booth at the Fair.

  • A Walk Among the Tombstones – Tickets for 2 to this annual event; signage with your name and logo at the event; special recognition at one stop along the walk.


  • In addition, your name and logo will be listed on the Museum’s website and on social media, in the Museum’s quarterly newsletters, and in all emails to our members.


  • You will also co-sponsor a month on the Museum’s calendar.


  • 5% of this partnership level will be invested in the Hardin County Historical Museums Fund with the Hardin County Community Foundation.

$500

Frontiersman

  • Christmas Open House – You will sponsor the event with signage with your name and logo at the event and recognition in all promotional materials and in all media promoting the event


  • Grand Opening of new exhibits – Signage with your name at the event; recognition in all promotional materials and in all media promoting new exhibits.


  • Night at the Museum –Signage with your name at the event


  • Hardin County Fair — Signage with your name and logo in our booth at the Fair.


  • A Walk Among the Tombstones – Signage with your name event


  • In addition, your name and logo will be listed on the Museum’s website and on social media, in the Museum’s quarterly newsletters, and in all emails to our members.


  • You will also be listed as a sponsor on the Museum’s calendar.

$250

Explorer

  • Craft & Sip – You will sponsor one Craft & Sip event with signage with your name and logo at the event and recognition in all promotional materials and in all media promoting the event


  • Grand Opening of new exhibits – Signage with your name at the event


  • Night at the Museum – Signage with your name at the event


  • Hardin County Fair- Signage with your name in our booth at the Fair.


  • A Walk Among the Tombstones – Signage with your name at the event


  • In addition, your name will be listed on the Museum’s website and on social media, in the Museum’s quarterly newsletters, and in all emails to our members.


  • You will also be listed as a sponsor on the Museum’s calendar.

$100

Surveyor

  • Grand Opening of new exhibits – Signage with your name at the event


  • Night at the Museum – Signage with your name at the event


  • Hardin County Fair- Signage with your name in our booth at the Fair.


  • A Walk Among the Tombstones – Signage with your name at the event


  • In addition, your name will be listed on the Museum’s website and on social media, in the Museum’s quarterly newsletters, and in all emails to our members.


  • You will also be listed as a sponsor on the Museum’s calendar.