annual gift fund

annual gift fund

Thank you for considering a donation to the Annual Gift Fund. You can donate here online as little as $25 or as much as $10,000. Whether large or small, your gift truly makes a difference and is greatly appreciated! To raise our organization’s profile and serve our membership and the people of the Shore, we pack our schedule with exhibits; programming and guest lecturers; book signings; summer camps; school programs; genealogical research and more. As we host public and private events, learning and fun meet at Ker Place and spread through outreach. Your gift to the Annual Fund supports the daily operating budget and provides essential support to the Historical Society and the preservation of Ker Place, it’s beautiful gardens, Hopkins & Bro. Store, and Wise Cemetery. Your contribution ensures our mission of interpreting and educating our community about its rich history and culture. Thank you for helping us share the Eastern Shore with future generations!

larger donations

If you are interested in making a donation at a higher donor level, please call the Historical Society for more information.

Make a Gift of stock

If you would like to give a gift of stock, please call or email Hilary Hartnett-Wilson for questions and stock transfer information.

Matching gifts

The Historical Society is happy to accept matching gifts. Many companies match employee and retiree gifts to qualifying nonprofit organizations. Your gift could be doubled! Please check with your employer today.

Give a gift in Memory or
in honor of a loved one

You may opt to make a donation in someone’s honor. In the online donation process, you will have the opportunity to designate your gift in memoriam. An acknowledgment letter will be sent to the honoree or the family of the person you have chosen to memorialize.

Give A legacy Gift

Help us share the Shore’s rich history and culture with future generations. If you would like more information about including the Historical Society in your estate plan, please call or email Hilary Hartnett-Wilson with questions.

by mail

You also may make a donation in any amount by mailing a check payable to ESVHS to:

P.O. Box 179
Onancock, VA 23417


Call our office directly at 757-787-8012.