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 . . .
Artifacts The Foundation provided funding for the
professional restoration of the Fort's
historic 19th century buggy. This mode of
transportation would have been typical of
what Dr. William Fraser Tolmie would have used in the 19th century around Fort Nisqually.
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 continue to enthrall visitors year after year.
The Foundation provided funding for the restoration of the 1850 Granary building in 2014. 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.
For the past twenty years the Foundation has provided financial support to the Candlelight Tour, Brigade Encampment, Christmas Regale and all the Living History Special Event Days throughout the year.
The Foundation was instrumental in the furnishing of Fort Nisqually's Research Library. Thanks to generous donors, the Foundation purchased a microfilm reader, computer, book shelves, filing cabinets and other media items necessary to facilitate the ongoing study of northwest history.