No matter how you choose to help - or how much you give - your support makes a difference

A gift to the Annual Fund will provide the Museum support where it most needs it. Make a one-time gift or become a monthly donor. You can also honor a loved one with a Memorial or Honorary Gift, which includes a personalized letter. Sponsorships for special events will provide you or your company ample exposure while helping to maximize donations at the fundraisers. You can also support the Meredith Furr Summer Camp Scholarship Fund or become a Foundation member (details below).

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Depository Trust Company (DTC) #0226 NFS
Account # WA7-185789
Account Name: American Frontier Culture Foundation

Contact for Assistance: Katie Bosserman (Truist)

Note: If possible, please share with the American Frontier Culture Foundation (Ann Rogan, or 540-332-7850) the name(s) of the specific securities you intend to transfer so that we can provide our representative at Truist with proper instructions on how to handle your contribution when it arrives in our account.


Each year, the Frontier Culture Museum hosts hundreds of kids for week long summer camps. Our camps are fun and educational, and offer the kind of adventure kids will long remember.  Sadly, too many kids don’t experience our summer camp because their families can’t afford to send them. By donating to the fund, you open the world of the Frontier Culture Museum for a child to learn and grow.

A $150 donation gives a child a full-week of the Museum’s summer camp experience.

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Emily noble Day Summer camp scholarship fund

Emily was a member of the Frontier Culture Museum family as a full-time interpreter for six years. She chose the Museum as her first job after her post-baccalaureate degree, and she was loved by her colleagues when she passed in 2022.

Her talents at the Museum were vast. She was an extraordinary basket maker, and an expert at hearth cooking, brewing, cheesemaking, gardening, and building conservation. She had a big heart for animals, having taken great care of and showed much love to the Museum's livestock.

Emily had an affinity for children, and she saw the impact of her work interacting with them during the summer camps that run for 8 weeks every year. Her family has established the Emily Noble Day Summer Camp Scholarship Fund to provide children that cannot afford the fee, the opportunity to enjoy the many educational activities at the Museum's outdoor exhibits. The Museum's summer camps give children the chance to enjoy nature, to exercise, and to thrive in the company of other kids their age. We are grateful to provide this opportunity in her honor.

Sally Day established the Emily Noble Day Summer Camp Scholarship Fund in memory of her daughter, Emily. As a child, Emily was a happy summer camper at the museum and as an adult, she was a full time employee, working as a Costumed Interpreter. The scholarship fund allows children the opportunity to experience all the museum offers and perhaps will inspire the next generation of museum staff.

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Shenandoah Society

You are invited to join our Shenandoah Society of distinguished donors with a contribution of $1,000 or greater.

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frontier legacy Society

We rely greatly on the generous and forward-thinking supporters who have remembered the American Frontier Culture Museum in their wills.
These supporters become members of the Frontier Legacy Society.

The Frontier Legacy Society initiative offers you and your family an opportunity to create a lasting legacy throughout your lifetime. Further, an estate plan gift assures that the accomplishments of your lifetime will continue well into the future.

Truly, a gift such as this is one that will keep on giving, and for such a worthwhile purpose.


Remembering the American Frontier Culture Foundation in your will is the most enduring statement you can make about your belief in our mission. The support you have offered throughout your lifetime can go on for years to come.

Donate to the American Frontier Culture Foundation through your will or living trust. Your attorney can include it when you prepare or revise your will or you can add a codicil at any time.

A bequest can be unrestricted, enabling the Foundation to direct your funds where future need is greatest, or restricted for a particular program or purpose. A bequest is the most common and easiest to plan of our Frontier Legacy Society gifts.

This type of gift offers these main benefits:

- Simplicity. Just a few sentences in your will or trust are all that is needed. The official bequest language for the American Frontier Culture Foundation is: “I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to the American Frontier Culture Foundation, Inc. [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”

- Flexibility. Because you are not actually making a gift until after your lifetime, you can change your mind at any time.

- Versatility. You can structure the bequest to leave a specific item or amount of money, make the gift contingent on certain events, or leave a percentage of your estate to us.

- Tax Relief. If your estate is subject to estate tax, your gift is entitled to an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift’s full value.

A planned gift is a meaningful way to support the Foundation without affecting your cash flow during your lifetime.

When you establish an endowment, you make a gift to us that will last forever while also realizing tax benefits for your kindness. When you make an endowed gift, only a small portion of your gift will be spent, allowing the remaining amount to continue growing. That portion of your gift will supplement our programs forever. You can give cash, securities or other assets to an endowment you create or contribute to our organization’s already established endowment.

Continue supporting our work even after your lifetime by naming us as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, life insurance or insurance annuity assets.

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