Coles County Historical Society

"Preserving Yesterday for Tomorrow"

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The Coles County Historical Society depends on your help and contributions to achieve the purpose stated in its slogan, "Preserving Yesterday for Tomorrow". To involve both children and adults in developing an understanding of our county's history through use of its programs, exhibits, artifacts and archives is a difficult challenge for the Society. It needs help by you becoming a member, making financial contributions, and/or helping as a volunteer.

Click here for a printable Membership Form

                      Please remit your membership and/or contributions to:
                                        The Coles County Historical Society
                                        P.O. Box 1398
                                        Mattoon, Illinois 61938
                          For further information call 217-235-6744

Memberships can be at one of the following levels:
Benefactor $500
Patron $200
Sustaining $100
Friend $50
Family $25
Individual $15

Memberships run from January to December expiring on December 31st. All contributions are tax deductible by the donor to the limit permitted by law.

Some suggested areas for additional contributions are listed below:

Operating Expenses
Dudley House
Greenwood School

As you visit the website and you see something else you would particularly like to support you are encouraged to do so. Many programs such as those at the Greenwood School need financial help every year. You could make a sustaining contribution to one of these and know you are helping local school children for years to come.

Please keep the Coles County Historical Society in mind as you are financially planning for the future and as you are setting up your estate.