Fund Raising

This year of COVID-19 has greatly impacted our finances for the Telephone and Carpenter House Museums.  Forced to close our doors in March and not able to re-open until July, our major source of visitor donations came to an abrupt end.  A CARES Act Humanities Relief Grant from Humanities Washington in the amount of $3,500 has helped us pay our Carpenter Museum utilities for part of this year.  Thank You HUMANITIES WASHINGTON!  In addition, a $750 Community Recovery Grant from Hope Source in Ellensburg helped us pay our Telephone Museum utilities.  Thank you HOPE SOURCE!

Donations are always welcomed by our historical society – a non-profit 501c3 organization – and are needed for the upkeep of our two historic museums.  There are two different ways you can donate to NKCHS:

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