We have great news!
February 15, 2021
At the conclusion of yesterday's $200,000 Challenge Match, we not only met the match, but exceeded it! Hundreds of people and businesses contributed. Thanks to all of you for helping Historic Northampton achieve this milestone--the most successful annual fund drive in its history!
We have more amazing news: an anonymous donor has given an additional $100,000! Most of these funds are dedicated to advancing the goals and objectives outlined in two 2020 reports which describe how Historic Northampton can improve care for collections and archives.
Congratulations and a big thank you to each of you who have helped to revitalize and transform Historic Northampton. Onward!
Laurie Sanders & Betty Sharpe
Co-Directors, Historic Northampton
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Historic Northampton mourns the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, and we condemn the long history of violence and discrimination that led to their murders.
As a history museum, our organization is committed to telling the whole story of Northampton's past and to confronting how racism, prejudice and privilege have shaped that story. We take seriously our responsibility to uncover the lives of people who were denied basic human rights, marginalized during their lifetimes, and erased from the historical record. Lessons from these lives show us how racism has been woven into the fabric of our history and culture, where it lies today. Historic Northampton is committed to speaking the truth about discrimination and power and working for positive change, in memory of George Floyd and the countless black Americans whose tragic deaths preceded his.