Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Fentress County Historical Society

  • Jamestown, TN
  • http://www.fentresscountyhistoricalsociety.org/

Mission Statement

The purpose of this Society shall be to collect, preserve, publish and disseminate all kinds of historical and genealogical information that tells the story of the geographical, historical, cultural, social, religious and political heritage of Fentress County and the surrounding Upper Cumberland Plateau.

Main Programs

  1. Scholarship Program
  2. History Week & Roundup
  3. Museum
Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

Jamestown and Allardt, TN

ruling year

2011

Principal Officer since 2011

Self-reported

Ms Sarah Patton Copley

Keywords

Self-reported

FENTRESS historical history genealogy cultural upper cumberland social heritage

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EIN

58-1315704

 Number

4374284585

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Overview

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In 2013 The Society published a Fentress County Veterans Book; Placed a Historical Significance Plaque on the Forbus General Store, established in 1892; and held a successful annual Historical Roundup and History Week; Our major goals for 2014 include 1) complete editing and publish a picture book of how residents of Fentress worked and made their living from 1860-1960; 2) increase the number of scholarships to deserving high school students who plan to enter college in the fall of 2014; 3) raise $2,000 towards the acquisition of suitable space for the Society's storage of inventory, for seminars, workshops, research and monthly meetings.

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

Scholarship Program

1. Scholarship Program. We are presently awarding one scholarship each year to a student of one of our two county high schools who plans to attend college. Preference is given to students planning to pursue a degree in history, or one of the social sciences. Our short term goal is to offer a minimum of one scholarship to be awarded a student in each school. Our long term goal is to offer two scholarships to each of the two high schools.

Category

Youth Development, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

500 per scholar

Program 2

History Week & Roundup

This annual event features special activities during the week and a special thematic exhibit on Saturday. The purpose is to focus on a particular theme in order to engage the community and membership in gathering historical or genealogical information related to the theme and preparing an exhibit that seeks to visually share their chosen subject with Roundup visitors. Themes are selected on subjects such as the History of Schools in Fentress County, Fentress County in the Civil War, The History of Businesses, The Churches and their impact on the Community, The Role of General Stores, etc.

Category

None of the above

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Adults

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Budget

$300.00

Program 3

Museum

Two years ago we opened a small museum. It was a direct result our partnering with the Sgt York Patriotic Foundation to bring a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit to Jamestown. It was a part of the Museums of Main Street Series sponsored by Smithsonian. The theme for our county way "The Way We Worked" and covered the period from about 1860 to 1960. We gathered, scanned and used over 600 photos and developed 20 display topics with hundreds of artifacts, photos, etc. The museum opened with some of those items and others that we could not use in the Smithsonian Exhibit. We are open at selected hours three days a week during three seasons and one day a week during the winter.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Other Named Groups

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Budget

$750.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

Jamestown and Allardt, TN

Funding Needs

1. Stronger membership base2. More members willing to work as volunteers3. A building in which to house all our files, inventory and stock of books published for sale, permanent records, workspace, a room for conducting seminars and workshops on history and genealogy, and a room suitable for our regular monthly meetings and board meetings. 4. A plan for communicating our purpose and goals to the county and upper Cumberland region and for improving our outreach to our potential donors and members. 5. Financial resources to accomplish the above.

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Fentress County Historical Society

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Principal Officer

Ms Sarah Patton Copley

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms Sarah Patton Copley

Community Volunteer

Term: July 2011 - July 2014

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