Funding Priorities

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Museum. This is what you can make happen with a donation or grant of $1,000 to $10,000, or more. Current funding priorities:

  1. Help fund the Museum’s annual history symposiums. Symposiums are the Museum’s most significant public education programs. They feature renowned national speakers and authors, living history performers and local experts presenting history and the humanities through the timeline of the automobile. Museum’s symposiums have been funded in part by grants from Nevada Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities. While open to the public, many teachers attend these programs as the Nevada Department of Education has approved our symposiums for teachers to earn inservice credit for attending.
  2. Help fund new exhibit signs (our stories) for our collection of more than 200 remarkable vehicles in the Museum’s collection. A new theme has been developed to meet the interest of today’s audiences.
  3. Help fund needed technology upgrades (equipment, hardware, software, installation) to enable the Museum can keep pace with its many information technology needs.
  4. Help fund the new cash registers for the sale of admission tickets and store merchandise with inventory control systems.
  5. Help fund a new sound system throughout the Museum for visitors announcements and emergency needs.
  6. Help fund the production of a video to be shown in the Museum Theater about the fascinating story of the 1908 New York to Paris Automobile Race. The grueling 169-day, 22,000-mile competition was won by the Museum’s 1907 Thomas Flyer, one of the most historically important American-built automobiles. This victory had a tremendous impact on the American automobile industry. Resources include original photographs and journal entries, and a wealth of research materials.
  7. Help fund staff services to assist with administrative and curatorial needs to support the Museum’s many projects. (Staff has been reduced during this challenging economy.)
  8. Help fund ongoing infrastructure needs and upgrades.
  9. Help seek donations of new product such as public seating in the Museum lobby. Perhaps, someone has connections with a business furniture manufacturer needing or willing to make a charitable contribution.

Contact the Museum’s Executive Director, Jackie Frady, to discuss donation and grant opportunities at
(775) 333-9300 or donate today by clicking the button below.

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