2020 Annual Fund Campaign
Staying Strong in 2020
As we end 2020, we look back on a challenging yet eventful year. The steady and generous support from our members and friends helped us sustain and build upon our accomplishments.
Educating All Ages
We launched two virtual exhibits and created an online learning platform. A new Folsom Tavern & Grounds tour was offered as an outdoor, socially-distanced experience.
Historic Building Improvements
New garden beds installed at the Ladd Gilman House.
Education & Public Programs
Our popular Revolutionary Story Time and annual American Independence Festival went virtual. A socially-distanced outdoor concert series rounded out our season this fall.
We are also looking forward to 2021.
Inspire Civic Engagement
Continue to partner with state and local organizations to highlight civil discourse and engagement.
Expand our Community
Plan new virtual exhibitions, tours and expand collections research to ensure that we are presenting the latest scholarship.
Celebrate our Anniversary
2021 marks the 300th anniversary of the Ladd-Gilman House and the 30th anniversary of the American Independence Museum.
On Saturday, December 12, 11am to 12:30pm, the American Independence Museum will host Virtual Holiday Tea, which will feature colonial music and provide participants with insight into colonial tea etiquette and 18th century foodways. “Participants will then break off...
Founded in 1991, the American Independence Museum will celebrate 30 years as a nonprofit and the 300th anniversary of its Ladd-Gilman House, milestones that are leading to an expansion of its Board in 2021. “The Board...
When Emma Stratton took over as executive director of the American Independence Museum in early 2017, one of her objectives was to encourage staff “to think outside the box,” which led to rapid organizational growth. “I wanted everyone here to connect with the...