Support Us

There are many ways to support the museum including donations, membership, and volunteering.

Donation options:

Annual Fund

The Annual Fund supports the Museum’s fundamental operating expenses. Your gift directly impacts the Museum’s resources and services. Your Annual Fund donation is unrestricted. This provides the greater flexibility needed to plan and expand on future developments. In an effort to keep our membership fees low, we utilize Annual Fund donations to offset expenditures.

Matching Gifts

You may be able to double your gift through a matching gift program available through your former or current employer. Contact your Human Resource Department to check for eligibility.


One of the simplest ways to support the future of the Prospect House is through a bequest included in your will. The simplest form is an Outright Bequest in which you designate the specific asset or amount of money you wish to bequeath.

Descendants of Prospect House

Descendants of the Prospect House is an exclusive group of donors who can trace their lineage back to James A. “Cap” Colehour. “Descendants of Prospect House Charter Members” have donated funds that paid for rebuilding and recovering furniture and much needed signage.

Thank you for supporting the Prospect House & Civil War Museum. Your generosity makes a difference. Giving online is a safe, simple and time efficient way to donate. Though it will only take a few minutes to donate, your gift will impact the Museum for years to come.