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Save The Date!!
The 2023 DCCF** Giving For Good Campaign kicks off Nov. 28th!
** Douglas County Community Foundation
Will you please support us?
We are joining with Baldwin City Public Library (BCPL) to raise funds to digitally preserve (scan), and make available online, historic records housed in their Kansas Room. Your support for this project builds our capacity to share Douglas County history with current and future generations.
And for every dollar donated, generous DCCF donors will match 50% into our endowed fund!
Baldwin City Public Library (BCPL) and the Santa Fe Trail Historical Society of Douglas County (SFTHS) have been collecting, preserving, and sharing Southern Douglas County history – including the Santa Fe Trail – for decades. This information is housed in The Kansas Room at the BCPL and frequently used by the public. Some of the records are very fragile and all are only available to be viewed in person.
Our 2023 campaign focuses on our collections of 275+ house and business histories (real estate abstracts) which tell the stories of families and land use over 160 years and are not preserved anywhere else, as well as slides of past local events and people (Maple Leaf Festivals, etc.). Your donation will fund the digital preservation (scanning) of these collections and allow them to be made accessible online, where they will be available to anyone in the country. Your support for this project builds our capacity to share Douglas County history with current and future generations.
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