The preservation and care of the society's extraordinary collections, and the funding for its various programs and events, is made possible through the generous support of the society's members, friends, and donors. We invite you to be a part of this important work.
Many folks believe that the Society is funded by the government, but in truth, the Taber Museum receives very little of its operating budget from government sources. Memberships are an important source of money to support the mission of the Society, but most funding comes from fundraising efforts, the annual support campaign and income from the endowment. Those who provide an extraordinary level of support are recognized as members of the Michael Ross Society.
The Society provides many opportunities to individuals to support its mission, outside of direct financial support to the Museum. Its volunteers provide varied and important services, including preservation, cataloging and interaction with visitors and participants in society events. The "adopt an artifact" program allows an individual to work with the Museum staff to identify a piece of the collection that may need restoration, and to provide funding for that work.
We are a 501(c)(3) organization, and financial donations you make to the Society are tax deductible.