Thursday, October 31, 2013

Church Calendars Available Now At The Museum

The VAHS has calendars for sale at the Museum featuring photos & history of area churches.  This is an 18 month calendar for January 2014 thru June 2015.  All photos are in color.

Churches featured are St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Osgood; St. Paul Lutheran Church, Willowdell; St. Paul Lutheran Church near North Star; St. Louis Catholic Church, North Star; Christian Church, Brock and Christian Church, North Star;  Holy Family Catholic Church, Frenchtown; St. Remy Catholic Church, Russia; St. Peter Lutheran Church, Webster; Webster Methodist Church.
St. Denis Catholic Church,  Trinity Lutheran Church,  Versailles Christian Church,  First Southern Baptist Church,  United Methodist Church and Living Waters Ministries all of Versailles.  

                                                                          This calendar will be a wonderful keepsake and will also make a terrific gift.

Stop by the Museum this Sunday and browse the exhibits.  And don't forget to pick up a copy of our Church Calendar while they last.  

Were are open 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday and admission is free.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Thanking Our Veterans

How do we say thanks for all that our Veterans have done for us? The Versailles Area Historical Society wishes to invite the community to join us in saying “Thank-you” to our Veterans at a special program of thanksgiving and remembrance.
On Sunday November 10, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Versailles Museum, the Honorable Judge Michael McClurg will serve as keynote speaker fo
r our first ever Veterans Remembrance Program.
In addition to Judge McClurg, the reading of several special writings will be shared along with a special Candle lighting and wreath presentation.
A reception will follow the event to allow for fellowship and an opportunity for you to thank our local Veterans for their service. Our program is open to all, but especially our Veterans and their spouses.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Matching Gift Program & Volunteer Grant Program

With only a few short months before the end of 2013, we encourage people who will donate to a nonprofit this year to take advantage of the billions of dollars in employer matching funds that get left on the table each year. Many employers will double or triple your donation through "Matching Gift Programs".
Many employers also have a "Volunteer Grant Program" whereby they pay an organization for volunteer hours worked by employees of their companies.

 Some of these Companies are Verizon, State Farm, US Bancorp, ITW, Home Depot, BP, Microsoft, AAA, Time Warner, UPS, WalMart and the list goes on & on.  

Current employees and retirees are eligible to participate in these programs. 

Please check with your company and take advantage of doubling or tripling your donation. If you are a volunteer, make sure you are taking advantage of the Volunteer Grant Program.