Annual Giving Campaign: Check-A-Month Fundraiser
Recognized as a premiere Central Florida heritage destination, the Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts, Inc. has provided excellent educational and recreational opportunities to the community and its visitors for three decades. Our once-leased surplus school has grown into a 30-acre campus with 22 historical and educational structures, serving more than 65,000 visitors each year. As we continue to grow and expand, we must be mindful of our fragile facility, and continue to restore and preserve it for future generations. Estimated costs for ongoing historical restoration work have topped $3,300,000. Operating costs have dramatically increased, while resources for cultural funding are being exhausted. We need your help to remain "a time and place remembered."
This campaign will:
| Help us maintain our newly restored Old Barberville Central High School, c. 1919, and fund historical exhibits, collections care and educational programs||
| Purchase, restore and develop educational programs for our Historic Joseph Underhill House - the oldest-known brick home in Volusia County, c. 1879.||
| Restore the Astor Bridgekeeper's House and the Pastime touring boat. Future plans for the Bridgekeeper's House include reinstallation of the Lillian Dillard Volusia Museum Exhibit and use as a regional welcome center.||
| Restore and interpret the Old Tomoka Consolidated Turpentine Still.||
If you would like to help the Settlement preserve and pass on the past for future generations, please call for a pledge form.
We would appreciate an opportunity to present our fundraising program to your business or organization at your convenience!
Thank you for your support!
· Gives you Free General Admission to the Settlement
· Supplies you with our informative Quarterly Newsletter
· Qualifies you for free or reduced admission to most events, including the Fall Country Jamboree!
· Includes you in our many "Members' Only" programs
· Provides you a 10% discount in our Country Store
· Gives you additional discounts on workshops and seminars
WE NEED YOU! Volunteers are an essential component of the Settlement's friendly and dynamic environment as well as every aspect of the day-to-day operations. We think of our volunteers not only as family members, but as ambassadors to help spread the word about what we do here in our community and the state. Many opportunities are available to donate your time and talent to our organization.
Artisan teachers and demonstrators
Speakers on various topics
Graphics and Website artists
Finance and investment wizards
Reception and support staff
Special events team-members
Donating Cultural Materials, Program Supplies and Maintenance Equipment
The Settlement appreciates donations of historical objects, artifacts, decorative folk arts and antiques, and archival materials appropriate to its mission. Your donations are of great value to the Settlement, whether to supplement our growing collection or to auction at our fundraising events
We are also in need of various supplies and equipment, not to mention lots of people-power!
VOLUNTEERS, Tour guides, field trip docents, artisans and demonstrators, events workers
Help us get hurricane-ready! GENERATORS NEEDED:
(1) 220volt/6000 watt, and (1) 115 volt/1500 watt
OTHER ITEMS: Battery-operated drill, Heavy duty wood chipper, PC laptop,
Gift certificates to Lowes, ACE Hardware, Office Depot, Walmart, Winn Dixie, Michael's, etc.
Due to our growing lack of storage space and need to prevent duplication, please phone the Settlement to discuss your donation prior to delivery. The Settlement does not provide appraisals. Dollar valuations must be at the donor's discretion.