General Operating Support
Your gift for general operating support goes toward supporting the ongoing activities of Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, including education programming, artifact conservation and historical interpretation.
Some of the ways the Foundation supports Fort Nisqually Living History Museum . . .
In 2009 the Foundation provided funding for the professional conservation of the Native American child's beaded jacket in this photograph. The following year funds were raised to update the fort's artifact cataloging system and provide conservation to a 19th century Assomption Sash. The Foundation is funding the conservation on ten historic books in the fort's collection in 2016.
A highlight of each year's Brigade Encampment is a Punch and Judy performance for children of all ages. Funding from the Foundation allowed our Punch performer, Kelsey Boyce, to attend advanced training in London, England. Her shows keep getting better and better.
The restoration of the 1855 Factor's House won national (American Association of State and Local History) and state (Washington Museums Association) awards for preservation excellence in 2004. The Foundation also provided funding for the restoration of the 1850 Granary building in 2014.
For the past twenty years the Foundation has been able to provide financial support to the Candlelight Tour, Brigade Encampment, 19th Century Christmas and all the Living History Days throughout the year.
The Foundation was instrumental in the furnishing of Fort Nisqually's new Research Library. Thanks to generous donors, the Foundation purchased a microfilm reader, computer, book shelves, filing cabinets and other necessary items to facilitate the ongoing study of northwest history.