Slack Chemical Co. Pledges 2014 Museum Partner for the Jefferson County Historical Society
Mr. Robert R. Sturtz, President of Slack Chemical Company, Inc. of Carthage has pledged $15,000 in support to the Jefferson County Historical Society as a Museum Partner for 2014. The donation will be used to offset annual operational expenses as well as to sponsor the Historical Society’s 2014 Heritage Days event.
Slack Chemical’s 2013 sponsorship enabled the historical society to provide free admission to nearly 400 students from Jefferson and Lewis Counties at the Heritage Days event this past July. Slack Chemical became the 1st Jefferson County Historical Society Museum Partner in 2010 and have since provided over $45,000 in support.
“The historical society is very grateful to receive the generous support of Mr. Sturtz.” said Executive Director Jessica Phinney. “At a time when so many local non-profits are facing closure, Slack Chemical’s Partnership will enable us to continue to provide quality educational programming to our area’s youth and give them the opportunity to learn the significance of their roots here in Jefferson County through our Heritage Days event.”
The Jefferson County Historical Society was founded in 1886 with the mission to preserve a documentary record of Jefferson County and its people and to engage audiences in a dialogue about our unique history. The organization is an incorporated public charity chartered by the New York State Board of Regents as a museum and educational institution. With a $200,000 annual operating budget, the historical society relies heavily on individual membership dues and business partnerships to remain open and operational. For more information on how you or your business can become involved please contact the historical society at (315) 782-3491 or visit us online at www.jeffersoncountyhistory.org.