Mitchell Gallery Awarded Wisconsin Historical Society Grant

Now We Need Your Help!

In July, the Mitchell Gallery was awarded $612 by the Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Council for Local History as part of its 2014 matching mini-grant program. The grant supports the Gallery's purchase of PastPerfect collections management software.

Did You Know?

In addition to the public museum area, the Mitchell Gallery also maintains an archive of aviation related artifacts. We currently use Microsoft Excel to keep track of each artifact, but our collection has grown at a steady pace and Excel wasn’t created for museums. PastPerfect will give the Gallery the ability to properly document artifacts and help us in searching, retrieval and sharing.

It is our vision to provide online access to our collection materials, such as photographs and documents. This will enable the Gallery to further educate and serve the public by sharing information beyond just those who are able to visit the museum.

Why $612?

$612 for a grant seems like an odd number, right? It is because the grant only covers half of the PastPerfect purchase. It is the Gallery's responsibility to raise the remaining funds. So, for each dollar you donate toward the grant, the Gallery receives $2, up to $612! The total cost will cover purchase of the software, training, support, and a backup hard drive.

Please Help and Donate Today

Help us raise the $612 needed by making a donation to the Gallery for PastPerfect. Your donation will go directly toward matching the grant – without the ice bucket challenge!
Remember, all contributions are tax deductible under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).

Donations can be made by mailing a check or online by credit card. All donations will be acknowledged for your tax documentation.

Grant Donation Form