Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Fauquier Historical Society Inc

  • Warrenton, VA
  • http://fauquierhistory.com/

Mission Statement

The Fauquier Historical Society has over 150 members dedicated to preserving Fauquier County's rich history. The organization provides historic markers, educational programs, and information to guide visitors during their stay in Warrenton; including a walking tour of the Town of Warrenton's historic district.

FHS Mission Statement: Adopted March 2014
To stimulate interest in Fauquier County history by preserving the evidence of our past, connecting it to our present and educating the community about its importance to our future.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Ghost Tours
  3. Museum Exhibits
  4. Gift shop
  5. Guided Tours

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ruling year

1965

President/ Chairman of the Board

Self-reported

Yak Labrowski

Keywords

Self-reported

Fauquier, History, Preservation, Education, Research

Notes from the Nonprofit

The Fauquier Historical Society, Inc. has the primary duty to operate and maintain the health of the Museum located in "The Old Jail" in November 2013, we elected to change the D/b/a name of the museum to "The Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail". This was to specifically inform at he public that we are not just about preserving the old jail's history, but have history relating to much more of Fauquier and the surrounding area. Our goal is to expand our services in the upcoming years, and to this we began humbly with a small gift shop endeavor. Once in place additional events and programs to serve the public including monthly book readings and tours are proposed. We sincerely rely on the good will of public donation to support our efforts. membership dues alone do not keep us out of debt. Any finical support contributed is greatly appreciated.

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EIN

54-6056560

 Number

6727010736

Physical Address

10 Ashby Street

WARRENTON, VA 20187

Also Known As

Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

History Museums (A54)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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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

PRESERVING AND MAINTAINING THE OLD FAUQUIER COUNTY JAIL PROPERTY AND OTHER PLACES OF HISTORIC INTEREST IN FAUQUIER COUNTY

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

48611.00

Program 2

Ghost Tours

A walking tour of Old Town Warrenton, relating the unique experiences, documented by multiple persons over time with the ghostly figures, moving objects, ma cob rituals and unique phenomenons.

Category

Tourism Development

Population(s) Served

Adults

None

None

Budget

$0.00

Program 3

Museum Exhibits

On going display of artifacts and information relating to the History of Fauquier County, Virginia and National events.

Category

Museums

Population(s) Served

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

None

Budget

$2,000.00

Program 4

Gift shop

A new venture, expanded from the limited book sales, the gift shop opened in February 2014. The goal is to add resources to the museums bottom line to fund programs. Our focus will be as an outlet for local products and merchandise made by locals for sale to the general public. Displaying life of Fauquier and tradition arts and crafts

Category

Folklife & Traditional Arts

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

150.00

Program 5

Guided Tours

We provide guided tours by the Director upon request for additional consideration. These tours provide insight into the exhibits beyond the individual viewing, and thus it is imperative that we have qualified Museum Director to provide these services.

Category

Museums

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Other Named Groups

Budget

$35,000.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    To keep our doors open , and to continue to preserve, research and save the history of Fauquier County for future generations.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Gift shop, New and changing exhibits three times a year, Tours, Book signings, workshops, other special events such as the war of 1812 commemoration day.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We have hired one new full time person to give us the necessary personal needed to work with volunteers to expand the programs.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Increase in revenues, contributions and grant success to get us out of the red and in the black in 2014.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    To Be Determined - Stay turned, since November 2013 we have been undergoing administrative overhaul and working to move the Society to a self sustaining operation, through contributions from friends, grants, and programs. It is too soon to see if this will work.

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Fauquier Historical Society Inc

Leadership

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President/ Chairman of the Board

Yak Labrowski

Governance

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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No

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Diversity Strategies
No
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
Yes
We use other methods to support diversity
Diversity notes from the nonprofit
Our goal is to keep the museum open, and share history with everyone and anyone. We have recently added new exhibits to span several cultural barriers to encourage persons of all color and ethnicity to see how their ancestors payed a part in our history and encourage them to join.It is totally volunteer operation, less the two paid staff..