Arts, Culture, and Humanities

National Society of the Colonial Dames of America

  • Richmond, VA
  • www.wiltonhousemuseum.org

Mission Statement

To actively promote our national heritage through statewide historic preservation, patriotic service and educational projects especially at Wilton House Museum.

Service Areas

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Virginia

Visitors of every age from across the country and around the world are enlightened by Wilton House Museum.Community outreach has been a major emphasis in recent years. School programs for the underserved in our community have helped bring a new audience to our grounds. Complimentary programs throughout the year, such as the Jammin' on the James summer concert series, encourage repeat visits. Partnerships with other schools and non-profit agencies bring an even broader audience to the museum.

ruling year

1971

Principal Officer since 2013

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Mr. Keith D MacKay

Keywords

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museum preservation education history colonial

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EIN

54-0673671

 Number

1970321266

Also Known As

Wilton House Museum

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Increased annual visitation by more than 300% from 2009-2011.Broadened public outreach through free concerts, open houses, lectures, events and programs for all ages.Partnerships with public schools and universities, and dynamic collaborations with educational institutions and nonprofits throughout the state.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Preserve and Share Wilton House ExhibitionsSchool and Youth ProgramsFree Concert Series: Jammin on the James Research and Genealogy

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Service Areas

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Virginia

Visitors of every age from across the country and around the world are enlightened by Wilton House Museum.Community outreach has been a major emphasis in recent years. School programs for the underserved in our community have helped bring a new audience to our grounds. Complimentary programs throughout the year, such as the Jammin' on the James summer concert series, encourage repeat visits. Partnerships with other schools and non-profit agencies bring an even broader audience to the museum.

Funding Needs

Grow our endowment by $2 million.Volunteer Recruitment.Enhance facilities to accommodate our growing visitation and improve our collection storage.Additional funds to sustain on-going preservation and conservation needs in stewarding an architectural gem and significant collection of late Colonial and early Federal fine and decorative arts.Increase our number of full-time staff positions for our growing education programs and development needs.

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National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Comm. of VA
Fiscal year: Jun 01-May 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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National Society of the Colonial Dames of America

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Keith D MacKay

BIO

2009 - 2013 Director of Historic Preservation, Ten Chimneys Foundation2005 - 2009 Research Assistant, White House Historical Association2003 - 2005 Assistant Director, Davenport House Museum

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"A love of history inspires our education programs including Colonial Kids Camp and school tours for children, our popular Family Day, themed tours and fields trips for members and a robust schedule of adult tour guide training. As Richmond's only eighteenth-century James River plantation open to the public - this 1753 architectural masterpiece requires vigilant care - and continues to yield exciting new discoveries about its past and the lives of those who have lived there. Surviving changing tastes and fortunes, Wilton boasts a completely paneled Georgian interior, one of only two known to survive (Drayton Hall being the other). Scholars visit Wilton from around the world to study its interiors. The collection assembled by the NSCDA - VA includes numerous rare examples of Virginia made furniture. New discoveries are shared through thought-provoking exhibitions and entertaining lectures open the public. Increased access to our collection is made available to researchers through our on-line database and popular internship program. A busy calendar of family-fun events, musical performances, workshops and historic reenactments are all free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of our community and donors. The National Society of The Colonial Dames in America in the Commonwealth of Virginia's mission of historic preservation, patriotic service and education is reflected in all that we do at Wilton House Museum. Thank you for considering us as you plan your charitable giving."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Molly Carey

Community Volunteer

Term: May 2015 - June 2017

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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