You are a vital part of the Southington Historical Society. You can help us continue to preserve and tell your stories—our stories—in the coming years. Your contributions sustain us and inspire us to continue to make Southington history real and relevant by making a donation, bequest or other planned gift.  There are a variety of ways to give to the Historical Society that will help us while offering the donor or your heirs a tax benefit.



We Collect and Record History

We are pleased to accept donations of historical materials.

Become a Friends of Southington History member

Join the Friends of Southington History.  Membership provides essential funding for programs, exhibitions, publications, education, and preservation. We hope you will join us in fulfilling SHS’s mission: keeping Southington’s history relevant and accessible to all.


An immediate gift or pledge can be made to support our ongoing work and events.  Also, consider or a donation to restore, repair and maintain our Center or one of the historic schoolhouses.

Below are the Benefactor of Southington History levels though any donation you would like to make allows us to continue preserving, protecting and promoting Southington’s history. All levels include one year membership and an exclusive gift.

  • Sally Lewis Benefactor Level: $100 – $249
  • Marcus Holcomb Benefactor Level: $250 – $499
  • Plant Brothers Benefactor Level: $500 – $999
  • Samuel Woodruff Founders Circle: $1,000+ … The Founders circle is invited to a special reception in October & their name engraved on a plaque to be displayed in the museum.

You can also make general bequests through your will by giving to the Historical Society’s Fund administered by the Board of Trustees.

Because the Southington Historical Society is a non-profit organization under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3), your donation is deductible as an income tax deduction as allowed by law.  But best of all, 100% of your donation will go to the benefit of your historical society!

Rest assured that whatever you can do to help will be greatly appreciated by all of us who work tirelessly to keep the Southington Historical Society functioning at a high level to preserve the history of our community.