Palmer Lake Historical Society
Our Esteemed Patrons & Benefactors
Those contributing $500 and more.
Listed in alphabetic order.
Ghog Designs, Web Design Services
Ghog has provided web services for the Historical Society and the Vaile Museum since the site's inception. Always professional and caring, Ghog maintains the Historical Society site and insures that search engines find us. Ghog has transformed us into an organization with global reach. We have hits from around the world with people searching for knowledge. Who would have thought? Visit Ghog at: www.ghog.com
The Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute, with assistance from the American Association of State and Local History selected the Vaile Museum to be a recipient of the IMLS Connecting to Collections Bookshelf which will be used to further the work of the Vaile Museum. Our museum volunteers will be given access to the Bookshelf and instructed on the importance of a professional approach in the caring-for and maintenance of the museum collection. Link to the IMLS here:
Intermountain Rural Electric Association
The IREA has given the Historical Society and specifically the Vaile Museum a 2009 grant. The IREA has assisted the Museum greatly in providing the resources necessary for the preservation, education and display of our heritage. We are proud to have community minded organizations such as the IREA recognize the importance of maintaining our priceless history. Many thanks to the IREA Board of Directors and to all of it's members! Link to IREA here:
Lantz Enterprises has given annual grants to the Vaile Museum since 2002 all dedicated to preservation projects. Their continued support is very much appreciated.
The Questers, Pikes Peak Chapter
Questers are collectors of antiques, collectibles, and history. Questers spend their time learning about their treasures from books, libraries, and friends. Questers help to preserve and restore antiquities, buildings, and historic sites. Questers also help students gain a Master of Arts Degree in Historic Art Conservation by awarding a Fellowship at Winterthur/University of Delaware and a Master of Science Degree in Historic Preservation and Restoration with two Scholarships at Columbia University. The Questers granted the Vaile Museum with over $1,800 dedicated to various preservation projects. Visit the Questers main website here: www.questers1944.org
Tri-Lakes Views is dedicated to the furtherance of the arts and the history of northern El Paso County. The dedicated members of this important local resource have raised and donated over $15,000 to the Tri-Lakes art center and the Lucretia Vaile Museum. In 2003 their $5,000 grant to the museum enabled many projects that helped in preserving and displaying the history of Palmer Lake, Monument, and the Palmer Divide. Link to them here: www.trilakesviews.org
Mr. and Mrs. Twenty-Miles (anonymous)
At a time of the Vaile Museums greatest need, an anonymous donation of $4,000 was made to the Museum. These funds and others enabled Museum volunteers to begin critical projects that were needed to for the preservation of our fine collection of artifacts, and archives. Without this donation we would not have many of the tools, equipment, and materials that are required in doing museum preservations.
Roger & Kim Ward of "Estemere"
The Wards have allowed the Historical Society to sponsor an annual tour of their home, the Grand Victorian Mansion called Estemere. This tour is the highlight of the Society's annual program lineup showcasing the history of our area in particular and Colorado in general. The Estemere tour is our largest fund raising event and the proceeds go towards all manner of projects that benefit area residents. Visit the Wards at the Estemere website here: www.estemere.net
The Town of Palmer Lake
The Town of Palmer Lake, under a long term lease agreement, provides the space that is home to the Historical Society and the Vaile Museum. Without their continued support, the Museum may not be able to continue. The foresight and the civic pride that the Town and the Historical Society exhibited as far back as 1965 are principal to the existence of the Museum. Visit the Town of Palmer Lake at: www.ci.palmer-lake.co.us
The Town of Monument
In October of 2005, the Town of Monument voted to provide a major grant to the Vaile Museum over a period of two years. New preservation, educational, and display initiatives are now a possibility. Earlier, in 2001, the town provided a grant to the Museum that helped greatly in beginning the overdue preservation and display efforts of the Museum. We were able to provide new displays concerning the colorful history of Monument including the "Old Disappearance" cougar display and a new showcase presenting many aspects of Monument history. Visit the Town of Monument at: www.townofmonument.net