Irving C. Sheldon Jr. (President of the Rhode Island Chapter of the Society of Colonial Wars (SCW)) presented the Varnum Memorial Armory Museum with $9,000 towards the conservation and framing of the historic Bristol flags, including this silk 17th-century Colonial American militia flag on the table.
The $9,000 donation includes $5,000 came from the Rhode Island Chapter of the SCW, and the rest was generously donated by the national organization. Also, thanks Ron Barnes for your role in facilitating this amazing donation!
Thank you so much for your support!
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We’re glad you asked! Like so many, the Varnum Continentals have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our museums do not get line-item budgetary support from the Federal or State governments. We rely solely on your generous donations, event rental fees, competitive grant funding, and tour fees to perform all of our preservation work and community outreach. All of those revenue streams have been cut or decreased significantly by this crisis. There are two ways that you can help us continue our valuable work to protect our national heritage and provide educational opportunities to the public.
Make a Donation
We hope that you will invest in the Varnum Continentals’ future and help us to preserve the past! Donations are fully tax-deductible, as allowed by law. You can make a single donation or a recurring contribution. Follow this link to donate!
Join the Varnum Continentals
At only $50 per person annually, membership is a great way to help the organization and keep in the loop about our latest news, events, and museum exhibits. Members get a monthly newsletter that includes Varnum Continentals news, feature articles about local and U.S. history, and in-depth articles about museum items in our collections at the Varnum House Museum and the Varnum Memorial Armory Museum. In the future, we hope to resume our monthly member dinners and exclusive speaker program, which are a huge hit with members and provide great camaraderie within the Varnum Continentals. Follow this link to join!