Lang Pioneer Village Museum was established by the County of Peterborough in 1967 to celebrate and preserve the rural history of the area. Each year, the Museum is the recipient of many generous donations of both money and historic artifacts. The County of Peterborough is authorized to issue tax receipts for charitable donations. The following are some guidelines to assist those wishing to make a tax deductible donation to Lang Pioneer Village Museum.
Donations can be made by cash or cheque and applied to the Museum for general purposes or to any one of the four specific purpose funds currently operated by the Museum:
Peterborough County Agricultural Heritage Building (PCAHB) Fund– Help “Raise the Barn” at Lang Pioneer Village Museum! With sights set on increasing tourism, building awareness and and expanding the visitation to the Museum, the PCAHB will house the Museum’s Peter Hamilton collection, the Peterborough County Agricultural Wall of Fame Gallery, a large restoration workshop and more. For more information, please visit the Raise the Barn website.
S. W. Lowry Weaver Shop & Jacquard Loom Interpretive Centre Fund – Lang Pioneer Village Museum is currently engaged in the final stages of this major project. Work is now underway to complete the interior of the Weaver’s Shop and Interpretive Centre, as well as the harnessing of the Museum’s historic Jacquard Looms. When the project is complete, the Museum will have a fully restored Jacquard loom on display, a working replica for demonstrations and educational programs and an authentic 19th-century weaver’s shop and an interpretive building to house both looms. Donations to this fund will be applied to the construction and maintenance of the interpretive building and Jacquard looms.
The Lang Grist Mill Fund – Donations to this fund are used to fund the maintenance of the Museum’s historic Grist Mill, one of the last mills of its type still in operation in Ontario.
The Keene Hotel Fund – Donations are used for the maintenance and repair of the Museum’s historic 14-room hotel.
The Glen Alda Church Fund – The Glen Alda Church is still used for wedding ceremonies and church services. Donations to this fund are used for the repair and maintenance of this former Methodist Church which dates back to 1899.
Please send your donations to:
Lang Pioneer Village Museum
470 Water Street
Please make cheques payable to “Lang Pioneer Village Museum” and provide us with your name, mailing address and which of the specific purpose funds you would like your donation applied to. A tax receipt will be issued for any donation over the amount of $100.00. If you would like to speak with someone about making your donation to Lang Pioneer Village Museum, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705-295-6694.
Due to space constraints, Lang Pioneer Village Museum is required to be very selective about accepting artifact donations. If you feel you have an artifact of exceptional quality, please e-mail email@example.com and include a photo and as many details as possible about the item.