Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Fauquier Historical Society

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

Mission Statement

Mission Statement:
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.

The society is responsible for preserving the history of Fauquier County, Virginia. We have members all across the nation and world, who we aide with genealogical resources. We act as a referral source for visitors seeking additional information with other historical sites throughout Virginia. Our museum gift shop sells products made by local historians and artisans. The society hosts programs that engage the public in history. We act as a host agency for the National Council on Aging's Senior Community Service Employment Program. We also participate with Fauquier County's
Senior Government Internship Placement Program.

Main Programs

  1. Ghost Tours
  2. Museum Exhibits
  3. Paranormal Tours

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Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

All towns, and land areas within Fauquier County and their history, and the neighboring areas,

Our exhibits are structured to identify how historically, our local residents interacted with state, national and world history. Participated in national call to arms, and events. and the number of National and International figures that passed down the streets of Warrenton in her day.
We preserve artifacts from various places and events, that demonstrate and enlighten the history of the period or event.

ruling year

1965

President of the Board since 2010

Self-reported

Mr. Yakir Lubowsky

Chair of the Museum Committee since 2011

Self-reported

Mrs. Karen Lovitt

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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Also Known As

Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail

EIN

54-6056560

 Number

6727010736

Physical Address

10 Ashby Street

WARRENTON, VA 20187

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

Ghost Tours

The program is an hour long tour after dark, taking our guests through Old Town Warrenton and telling them strange and unusual tales of ghostly encounters.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

None

Budget

$200.00

Program 2

Museum Exhibits

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

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

None

Budget

$800.00

Program 3

Paranormal Tours

The tour takes place within the museum, guiding our guests through the process of a paranormal investigation and sharing with them the ghostly experiences that have taken place here.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$100.00

Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    The Fauquier Historical Society aims to keep our doors open and to continue to preserve, research, and save the rich history of Fauquier County for future generations.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    We accomplish our goals by running a museum gift shop, creating new exhibits at least three times a year to attract guests, offer tours, host book signings, run workshops, and other special events.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We have one full time and one part time staff to manage our programs and exhibits, with the help of hands-on board members and volunteers.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    We will know that we have made progress when we are bringing in more money than we are spending in each fiscal year and when we are able to expand our programs to reach more visitors and draw them into our community.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    In the past five years the museum's capabilities to reach our community has expanded vastly. We offer more new programming and have expanded existing programs which sell out. We have crafted our gift shop to attract more than just museum visitors to our site and continue to improve upon what we offer.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

All towns, and land areas within Fauquier County and their history, and the neighboring areas,

Our exhibits are structured to identify how historically, our local residents interacted with state, national and world history. Participated in national call to arms, and events. and the number of National and International figures that passed down the streets of Warrenton in her day.
We preserve artifacts from various places and events, that demonstrate and enlighten the history of the period or event.

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Fauquier Historical Society

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President of the Board

Mr. Yakir Lubowsky

Chair of the Museum Committee

Mrs. Karen Lovitt

STATEMENT FROM THE President of the Board

"Our Board of Directors is dedicated to the operational success of the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail. They volunteer countless hours of their time to events and programs to further benefit not just the society, but the museum, and the town. "

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Yakir Lubowsky

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..