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Your generous donation will fund our mission to preserve and promote the history of Louisa County by telling the diverse stories of past and present Louisans.

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Join

Membership Benefits & Levels

 When you join the Louisa County Historical Society you get:

  • Our quarterly newsletter 
  • Our semi-annual Louisa County Historical Magazine, which features articles about well-known and lesser-known figures from our past and excerpts from documents preserved in our archives
  • Invitations to special programs including our Annual Membership Social and our Annual Meeting, when you can vote for board members and enjoy a special lecture and reception

 

Membership levels: 

$35        Annual Individual

$50        Annual Family

$200      Annual Sustaining Individual or Family

$1,500   Lifetime Benefactor (includes engraved brick)

To join, mail a check payable to Louisa County Historical Society to P.O. Box 1172, Louisa, VA 23093 or pay online with PayPal below. 

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Enroll Today!

Sign up for an annual or lifetime membership. Please provide your mailing address to receive the quarterly newsletter and semiannual magazine. Please provide your email if you would like to be added to our e-newsletter list. Contact us at (540) 967-5975 with any questions.

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Sponsor

Become a Business Sponsor

A Louisa County Historical Society business sponsorship is a great way to promote your business AND support your local community! Want to get started? Contact us for an application and a business biography form so we can get you enrolled! You can pay online below or mail a check made payable to Louisa County Historical Society to PO Box 1172, Louisa, VA 23093. 

Sponsorship Levels

Busines Supporter

Business Benefactor

Busines Supporter

 $50 - $199


  • Business membership with newsletter and magazine subscription
  • Year of recognition at the Sargeant Museum of Louisa County History
  • Recognition as a sponsor in a Facebook post
  • Recognition as a sponsor in our Heritage Day program

Business Partner

Business Benefactor

Busines Supporter

 $200 - $499


All of the Supporter benefits, PLUS:

  • Recognition by business name as a sponsor on our website, in our newsletter, and on Heritage Day signage

Business Benefactor

Business Benefactor

Business Benefactor

 $500 or more


All of the Parter benefits, PLUS:

  • Recognition by business name AND LOGO as a sponsor on our website, in our newsletter, and on Heritage Day signage
  • Opportunities for recognition and signage at other LCHS events

How many people will your business sponsorship reach?*


Facebook Post Reach - Average 2,250

Website Visitation (louisahistory.org) - Annual Visitation Average 10,000

E-newsletters - Annual Open Rate 10,000

Newsletter - Annual Delivery Average 1,500

Museum Visitation and Program Participation - Annual Average 2,000


*There are deadlines for certain promotional opportunities.

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IRA Contributions

Avoid Paying Income Taxes on Your Earnings

You have saved for retirement for years, faithfully putting money into your IRA while enjoying tax savings. However, when you start withdrawing funds, you’ll need to pay income taxes on what you take out. But there’s hope—a tax-savvy way to use your IRA to make a lasting impact on the Louisa County Historical Society

Qualified Charitable Distribution

If you are 70½ or older, you can give any amount up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified nonprofit institution such as the Louisa County Historical Society without having to pay income taxes on the gift. If you haven’t yet taken your required minimum distribution for the year, your gift can satisfy all or part of that requirement.

Make Your Gift Count!

To ensure your gift qualifies for the current tax year, be sure to transfer the funds anytime up to Dec. 31. If you have check-writing privileges on your IRA, please mail your check by Dec. 20 in order to give us time to process your gift before the end of the year.

Contribute to the Elaine Taylor Endowment Fund

Contributions to this endowment fund will support a Program Associate Position, a sustainable resource for the Historical Society and a lasting legacy to honor our our first director, Elaine Taylor. The endowed Program Associate Position named in honor of Elaine Taylor will assist the Historical Society in pursuing its mission through:


  • volunteer management
  • educational program and special project management
  • marketing and communications
  • administrative assistance and other duties

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Legacy Society

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Planned Giving

Generosity comes in many forms. Planned giving is one of the best ways for you to support the causes that matter the most to you in your life. Leave a lasting legacy and help ensure the sustainability and viability of the Historical Society for generations to come.  


If you have already or plan to include the Historical Society in your will or estate planning, we ask that you fill out this Legacy Society Form and return it to us by email (louisahistory@verizon.net) or mail (PO Box 1172, Louisa, VA 23093). By documenting your future gift intention, you enable us to thank you for your generosity now. While not binding you to these gift plans, by sharing the details of your plans you enable us to begin planning for the future.


If you are interested in learning more about designating a planned gift to the Historical Society in your will or estate planning, please contact Karleen Kovalcik, Executive Director, at louisahistory@verizon.net, 540-967-5975, or by mail at PO Box 1172, Louisa, VA 23093.