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Support the Binghamton Township Historical Society

Your support of the Binghamton Township Historical Society is central to our mission of collecting, maintaining, and recording the history of the Town of Binghamton, making it accessible to future generations. Many of the traditions and practices of the original settlers, and their descendants, have given way to progress and modernization. And many of the oral histories of residents from the last century are lost not due to a lack of an audience, but due to the difficulty in collecting and storing these stories.

With your help, the Binghamton Township Historical Society seeks to build a first-class community museum, where elements of the Town's past can be preserved, studied, and enjoyed well into the future. Your donations, in all forms, are the center of our projects. The Society is staffed by volunteers, so you can be sure that all your donations will go directly towards our projects and general operation.


Ways you can help

  • Donate Online

    Online donations are the easiest, most direct way to provide support for the Binghamton Township Historical Society and its projects. You can donate directly through the PayPal link to the right. All that is required is a valid credit card; a PayPal account is not necessary.

    Donations can be made in any amount. If you would like to have your donation applied to a specific project, please be sure to mention it in the notes. General donations will be applied to the area of greatest need t the time they are received.

  • Memberships

    Memberships not only help support the Society, but also help us involve the community directly. Members receive the quarterly newsletter and are always welcome at Society meetings and events.

    Individual and Family memberships make great gift ideas, especially from grandparents to grandchildren, They are also an excellent way to help promote interest in family, and local, histories.

  • Project Support

    The Binghamton Township Historical Society always has a list of projects they're working on. Some, like the effort to renovate the museum, require more funding. Others, such as the future organization of the Society's historical records collection, depend more on volunteerism.

    The Society actively works to promote its larger projects through public support generated via crowd sourcing sites such as Kickstarter. Crowd sourcing puts projects in the public eye, where people all around the world can pledge support. If the project doesn't end up fully funded, the pledges aren't fulfilled - which means that only the projects that people really believe in make it to completion.

    Visit our projects page to find out more about information, then use the links there to reach our crowd source pages and show your support publicly!

  • Corporate Partnerships

    The Binghamton Township Historical Society is always proud to partner with community businesses. Partnerships are developed on an individual basis. If your company would like to partner with BTHS, please reach out to us through our Contact page and a Society member will be in touch shortly.

  • Honor & Memory Gifts

    As a community historical organization, Binghamton Township Historical Society is always pleased to accept gifts made in honor or memory of a family member, friend, or loved one. Honor & memory gifts can be made in support of a specific project, or in general support of BTHS's mission.

    To make an honor & memory gift, we invite you contact any of our board members to discuss the specifics of your gift. Our officers will be happy to assist you in any way they can.

  • Gift & Estate Planning

    Your legacy is important, and BTHS is honored to help extend your charitable contributions beyond your lifetime. Listing the Binghamton Township Historical Society in your will or trust will ensure continue support for our programming.

    To learn more about gift & estate planning, please contact our As a community historical organization, Binghamton Township Historical Society is always pleased to accept gifts made in honor or memory of a family member, friend, or loved one. Honor & memory gifts can be made in support of a specific project, or in general support of BTHS's mission.

    To make an honor & memory gift, we invite you contact any of our board members to discuss the specifics of your gift. Our officers will be happy to assist you in any way they can.; our officers will be happy to help in any way they can. If you have already named BTHS in your will or trust, we thank you, and ask that you notify us. Being aware of your commitment allows us to better plan for the future.

  • Other methods of payment

    Binghamton Township Historical Society is also happy to accept traditional, non-electronic monetary donations in the form of checks and money orders. Please make them out to the Binghamton Township Historical Society. As with our other donation methods, if you'd like to have your donation applied to a specific project, please include a message to let us know.

    Donations can be dropped off at the museum during meetings and/or open hours, or mailed to the Society at:
    Binghamton Township Historical Society
    c/o Kenna Lou Mills, Treasurer
    3808 Brady Hill Rd
    Binghamton, NY 13903


More ways to give

  • Materials & Supplies

    Each of our projects has a list of needed materials and supplies. Many of our donated funds go towards these materials, but direct donations of needed items are always welcome - and greatly appreciated!

    Please check out the individual project pages to find out what we need, and use the contact form to let us know what you're able to provide.

  • Volunteers

    Volunteerism is the backbone of most non-profits, and the Binghamton Township Historical Society is no different. We are always in need of - and very thankful for - community members who are willing to volunteer their time and talents, be it for general help and upkeep of the museum, or for specific projects.

    If you can spare just an hour, or several days, we promise we can keep you busy! Please use the contact form to reach out to us, and a member will get back to you shortly.

  • Professional Services

    While BTHS is always happy to welcome general volunteers, some projects require specific professional experience. In particular, we can nearly always use the services of electricians, plumbers, contractors, and masons.

    If you (or your business!) is willing to donate your professional services, please contact us - a Society member will get back to your shortly.