By Carole McEdwards, Vicksburg Historical Society board member
Have you wondered about the beautiful Historic Village as you wandered over to the Farmer’s Market in the summer, or the B & B festivities in July? There is a lot happening in the Historic Village, like school tours, Harvest Fest, and more. You can be a part of the Vicksburg Historical Society by becoming a member, and membership does not require being a volunteer for any activities! The cost of membership is as little as $30 per year, and your dues help cover the cost of our supplies, our Historic Speaker Series, interactive workshops, and historic events.
It is easy to join. Simply go to Vicksburghistory.org, and hit the contribution button. Your dues are tax deductible. Members receive a quarterly newsletter, “The Review”, and an invitation to the annual membership gathering and meeting in April. Refreshments and special guest speakers are featured at that event. Next year we are adding exclusive day trips to other historic locations, museums, and research facilities to our member benefits. At the Supporter level of membership, your name appears on our website, and you receive a special gift in December. Another way to give is to become a member of the Legacy Circle, by making a legacy gift to the Historical Society to benefit future generations. Please contact us at 269-649-1733 or email email@example.com to learn more about the Legacy Circle.
The Vicksburg Historical Society is active in our community. We provide free tours of the Historic Village to many groups, including all Vicksburg second graders, Howardsville Christian K-2, 12th Street Elementary 1st graders, area senior, church, and historical groups. We sponsor a free speaker series, Harvest Fest, and Christmas Card Lane organization. VHS offers archival storage to protect artifacts of local citizens, as well as genealogical research. Inside our buildings are exhibits using the VHS collection, available for viewing to the public. Next year we plan to offer a Hidden History tour downtown! More about that later.
We need your support to ensure this vital organization continues in the preservation of our precious history. Your new membership is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to seeing you at our events!