Our Work is Driven by the Generous Support of our Donors

We rely on the generosity of our donors to keep the doors open. Maintaining the exhibits, acquiring new ones, and offering educational programs require funds. Please give generously to ensure the future of our museum.

  • Enhance, protect and share the Museum of the Sierra.
  • Preserve historic artifacts and archival collections for future generations to enjoy. 
  • Provide educational resources for students and educators. 
  • Deliver exceptional events and public programs for our community. 
  • Revitalize the forests and communities surrounding Shaver Lake through land restoration, local stewardship, and economic efforts that honor the historical legacy of the Central Sierra Region. 

Click here to learn more about some of our recent projects!


Ways to Give

Gifts & Pledges:
You can make a direct gift to the Society with your credit card online or by mailing a check to PO Box 617, Shaver Lake, CA 93664. Alternatively, pledging an extended gift through our Patron Circle Membership or our Friends Circle Monthly Giving Membership ensures the long-term health of our Society and vital programs. 

Planned Giving:
Help ensure the future of the Central Sierra Historical Society through a deferred gift. Planned giving may include a bequest to the organization in your will, making the CSHS a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, transferring real estate or stocks, or other deferred contributions.

Our Society offers a variety of membership levels and benefits for individuals, families, and businesses. Click here for more information and to become a member today!

Corporate Matching Gifts: 
Increase your support of the CSHS through a matching gift from your employer. Check with your employer about whether they match charitable donations. Many match-eligible donors don’t know their company offers a matching gift program.

As a sponsor, your business would provide a tax-deductible financial gift, and in turn we would promote your company as an official sponsor at our many events. By giving this gift, you are directly supporting efforts to create a future where healthy forests, prospering communities, and economic health is shared by generations to come. Click here to become a sponsor today!