About the Organization:
The Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley(HSCV) is dedicated to discovering, gathering, and preserving materials and data relative to the heritage of the ten-municipality area of Northeastern Lancaster County known as the Cocalico Valley. To house these materials, the HSCV owns and maintains several buildings in Ephrata, principal among them are a three-story 1869 mansion which serves as a museum and a 1920s-style Tudor building which serves as the library. The public is invited, at no charge, to explore the museum’s many exhibits contained on all three floors. Visitors are also welcome to use our research library that contains a wealth of information in various forms on local history and genealogy. Additionally, the HSCV sponsors various educational programs, free to the public, throughout the year.
Why is endowment important to your mission?
“Income to support the mission of the HSCV is derived primarily from membership dues, sales of publications, and donations from individuals/businesses. The latter two types of revenue are largely dependent on the whims of the economy. An endowment is a safety net in tough economic times and a cushion when other donors’ priorities change. It provides a permanent, stable source of income thereby assuring continuity of the primary mission of the Society. In short, we see this as the best way to assure our donors that their legacy gifts have a lasting benefit to the HSCV for the programs and purposes they intended.”
-Lowell Haws, President, Historical Society of Cocalico Valley
Historical Society of Cocalico Valley
237-249 West Main St., P.O. Box 193
Ephrata, PA 17522
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