The Raymond Area Historical Society (RAHS) is working towards a museum that will showcase the history of our town/area. A capital campaign in fall 2020 was successful. Finding an appropriate space has been difficult, but with the demolition of parts of our school building, we hope to have space in what is left.
Donations are always welcome!
Please remember us when you see items that are appropriate for the museum. Contact any board member: Randy Haats, Brad Heida, Kathy & Garvin Marcus, Larry & Diane Macht, Darwin Heida and Jan Beyerl for more information.
We are excited about the fantastic response to our capital campaign to create the Raymond Area Museum which will preserve and help share our local history. We are already at 50% of our $100,000 goal, but we need your help to reach that goal!
We have been offered a challenge by an anonymous donor who will match donations up to $7,500 that are received by January 10, 2023. Please consider a donation of $50 and that will become $100 with the match. You can help the Raymond Area Historical Society raise $7,500, that will double into $15,000 with the matching donation.
The Raymond Area Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) organization, so donations qualify for tax deductibility. Cash donations, up to $300 can be deducted on your 2020 federal tax return without itemizing. In Minnesota you may deduct half of donations over $500, without itemizing. Individuals over 70 1/2 can make a qualified charitable distribution from their IRA directly to the Raymond Area Historical Society and avoid paying tax on the distribution. Please check with your tax advisor.
Please send your donation to:
Raymond Area Historical Society
PO Box 154
Raymond, MN 56282-0154
Your $50 donation, when added to the donations from your friends, family and neighbors, will help grow the Raymond Area Museum for generations to come. Keep in mind, any size donation is greatly appreciated and will make a big difference. Please feel free to share about the Raymond Area Museum with your friends and family that may be interested in Raymond so they too can assist with a monetary donation by January 10, 2023 and be included with the matching funds.
We will continue to keep you updated on our progress toward our capital campaign goal. Thank you for your interest and support.
Raymond Area Historical Society Committee: Randy Haats, Brad Heida, Kathy & Garvin Marcus, Larry & Diane Macht, Darwin Heida and Jan Beyerl.
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