Chartered in 1963, the Dorset Historical Society collects, preserves, and interprets our community’s cultural resources. Whether you are an individual, family, business, or foundation you can help fulfill our mission.

The Dorset Historical Society is a member-based organization that funds and supports our mission. Your generous contributions enable us to operate and fulfill our mission:

Sustaining Partner: Donate at any level with a three-year pledge and support the preservation of Dorset’s place in American history. Your commitment to our mission will be recognized in our Annual Report and Newsletter.

Other Ways to Give:

You can make a gift to the Dorset Historical Society with gifts of stocks, mutual funds, or bonds. Your gift of appreciated stock or mutual funds can be tax deductible at full fair market value at the time of the gift, and there are no capital gains taxes due. Please contact our agent Michael Gardner, Raymond James and Associates, 802-768-8357 if you have any questions on how to create a gift.

To make a tribute, contact our Curator Jon Mathewson with your information.  Acknowledgement of your donation and the name of the individual you are honoring will be included on our donor recognition page and in our newsletter.

By including the Dorset Historical Society in your Will makes it possible for you to support our mission with a lasting gift. If you need more information on Legacy Gifts and Bequests, your attorney can help you make this possible.

Business sponsors will receive a range of recognition opportunities, including VIP access to our exhibits, events, and educational efforts.

Your company Logo will reach followers of our website, Facebook and Instagram. You will also receive recognition in our in our newsletter which is distributed to our members and town residents.

Privacy Policy

The Dorset Historical Society is committed to protecting our donors’ privacy. Our donors expect and trust that we will use their information wisely. This means that we will not sell or share donor information with third parties. Personal information will only be used to acknowledge a gift, or to communicate with donors about fundraising and other events held by our organization. The Dorset Historical Society is a 501(c) 3 organization.