We at the Irish Cultural Center Museum rely on the generosity of our patrons and visitors. We greatly appreciate every bit of help we get. Be assured, your cash donations go a long way toward helping us provide a steady stream of the best educational programs and entertainment. You can easily make a one-time or monthly donation by clicking the PayPal button below. If you’d like to sponsor a specific performance or presentation, please send us a note at: email@example.com.
We also offer several naming opportunities available for those who are in a position to make a more sizable donation. That’s right, your support can ensure a lasting legacy of your family name by “adopting” anything from a booth to a meeting room, or from the stage to the museum. To learn more about these naming opportunities, please contact Linda Voce at firstname.lastname@example.org, 315-853-6869 or Peter Karl at email@example.com, 315-735-6481.
To support the Irish Cultural Center, use the form on the Community Foundation’s website or mail a check to: Irish Cultural Center, c/o The Community Foundation, 2608 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502. If you would like to make a planned gift or a gift of a complex assets (stock, trust, Charitable Gift Annuity, property), please contact Nick Grimmer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (315) 731-3737. The Irish Cultural and Historical Society of the Mohawk Valley (dba The Irish Cultural Center of the Mohawk Valley) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Your contributions are tax-deductible and all proceeds will be dedicated to supporting the Irish Cultural Center.
BECOME A MUSEUM VOLUNTEER
The ICC is a totally volunteer-run museum. If you would like to volunteer some of your time and talents to helping us set up and grow the area’s first Irish museum and research library, we would love to hear from you. We have a need for support in the following areas: research assistant, collections assistant, artifact cataloguing, genealogical research, tour group leader, custodial support, administrative support, membership support, history detective, grant writer, etc. We promise you a rewarding (if non-paying) experience. Interested? Send an email to email@example.com.
ADD TO OUR COLLECTION
We are soliciting donations for items/artifacts that support our mission of preserving regional and local Irish history, heritage and culture. These can include tangible objects, artifacts, documents, records, diaries, recordings, photographs, etc. In this context, that would be anything from the past that helps to promote understanding and appreciation of the legacy of the Irish people of the Mohawk Valley, and their many contributions to the area, and to our lives.
We are looking for appropriate historical artifacts, clothing, books/book collections, photographs, displays, newspapers, musical instruments, recordings, sheet music, posters, maps, etc. If you have artifacts or documents that you believe would complement the ICCMV’s collection, please use the Object Donation Form to transmit a description of your proposed donation. Note: provenance is key; we will need to be convinced of the historical relevance or context of your donation. While it may be Irish-themed, we are not here to help you clean out your garage!
Please view or download our Donations FAQ or Donations Collection Policy for more information.
The Irish Cultural and Historical Society of the Mohawk Valley [dba “Irish Cultural Center of the Mohawk Valley (ICCMV)”] was granted 501(c)(3) status in 2009, having been chartered by the NYS Education Department as a Historical Society with Collections. A Historical Society with Collections is “…an institution which gathers, preserves, advances or disseminates knowledge about the past through research, collections acquisition and management, preservation and/or interpretation, which carries on educational and public programs on a regular schedule, which makes its programs and resources accessible to the public.”