Pamplin Media Group – The Museum at Warm Springs starts the fundraising campaign at the end of 2021

Donations are used to support exhibitions, workshops and a variety of public programs and events

The Museum at Warm Springs started its fundraising campaign towards the end of 2021. Designed and built to Smithsonian Institution standards in 1993, the Warm Springs Museum is a very special place of cultural and historical significance to the people of Warm Springs.

The museum’s achievements in 2021 included:

• Two exhibitions: “Sacred Reflections: The Art of Umatilla Artist Ellen Taylor” (April 8 – May 29) and “Into the Fray: Native American Wild-Land Firefighters of Warm Springs and Beyond” (June 24 – May 25). September)).

• The museum has partnered with AdPro, a Huntington Beach, California-based graphic design and advertising company owned by Native Americans, to rename the museum with a new logo.

• A membership campaign in June in honor of ancestor Kenneth Smith quadrupled the museum’s membership and received $ 25,000 from the Roundhouse Foundation. A corporate membership program was launched.

• The museum developed closer relationships with notable figures, including Ronni Lacroute, and with several new partner organizations across the state. The museum had important conversations and worked with the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, the Oregon Historical Society, the High Desert Museum, and the Warm Springs Culture and Heritage Program.

• In 2021, the museum received $ 633,760 in endowment and other grants.

On November 2nd, the museum will open a new exhibition, the “28th Annual Tribal Member Art Exhibit”.

“We take great pride in what we do at the museum and are honored to be at home here in Warm Springs with our strong family and community ties,” said Museum Director Elizabeth A. Woody (Warm Springs, Yakama and Navajo) . “The Museum in Warm Springs is an important cultural treasure in Oregon. We humbly ask you to support us with a year-end contribution so that we can continue to organize high-profile exhibitions, workshops and a range of public programs and events for everyone. ”

Those interested in a year-end fundraiser can visit or post their entry to The Museum at Warm Springs, PO Box 909, Warm Springs, OR 97761 by December 31st.

Donors may also consider making a matching gift to one of the museum’s partners, the Oregon Cultural Trust. A gift to the trust (up to $ 500 for individuals, $ 1,000 for co-filing couples, and $ 2,500 for Class C businesses) is a tax credit, a dollar-for-dollar discount on any tax owed in Oregon. Double the Impact on Oregon Culture; Tax money passed on to the trust supports the Oregon culture. The Oregon Cultural Trust is a generous supporter of the Warm Springs museum.

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