North Tonawanda History Museum
The Board of Trustees of the North Tonawanda History Museum are pleased to announce
two new initiatives to enable supporters to invest in the preservation and presentation of
the history of North Tonawanda: The Legacy Society of the North Tonawanda History
Museum and/or the Lumber City History Center Stewardhip program.
The Legacy Society of the North Tonawanda History Museum includes donations by bequests
through your will, charitable annuity trusts, charitable unitrusts, pooled income funds,
charitable gift annuities, charitable life insurance, and charitable lead trusts. Museum
representatives recommend that you work with your attorney or tax advisor about how to
use planned giving appropriate to your personal situation. Legacy Society participants will
help insure the permanence of the North Tonawanda History Museum.
Each person who sends the History Museum a written statement of their intention to assist
the North Tonawanda History Museum in any of those methods will immediately be listed as
a member of the Legacy Society of the North Tonawanda History Museum and will be
permanently memorialized in a plaque on the walls of the Lumber City History Center as
such. Those wishing anonymity will be listed either as "Anonymous Donor" or with any
description requested by the donor. Donors may keep the amount confidential. Planned
giving donations may be designated for general operating expenses, programming, exhibit
creation, collection stewardship, endowment for long term stability, capital campaign for
Lumber City History Center renovation, or a purpose of their own choice.
Through the Lumber City History Center Stewardship Program, you my choose to give a set
amount monthly, either by check or by having it charged to your credit card (Master Card,
Visa Card, or Discover Card) monthly for the amount you request. You may select the term
of the pledge or establish it as a perpetual pledge throughout your lifetime. You may
designate your pledge to be used toward general operating expenses or the capital
campaign for Lumber City History Center renovation.
Museum representatives suggest that those interested in learning more about joining the
Legacy Society of the North Tonawanda History Museum or for information on becoming a
Lumber City History Center Steward, contact them at the History Museum or by requesting
an informational form by phone at 716-213-0554 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donna Zellner Neal, Executive Director
North Tonawanda History Museum
Lumber City History Center
Museum open Mondays , Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays in January: 10 a.m. to
The mission of the North Tonawanda History Museum is to assemble, preserve,
protect, and exhibit collections pertaining to the history of North Tonawanda, its
people and community life, focusing especially on our rich immigrant heritage and
role as an important shipping and manufacturing center strategically located on
the historic Erie Canal and Niagara River in the 19th and 20th centuries. As a
research and educational institution, we plan to be both an active participant in
the historical and cultural tourism focus of North Tonawanda and a focal point for
students of all ages to participate in historical studies and activities of the City.