Planned Giving

Make our community heritage your legacy.

Recognition as a member of the 1861 Circle is available to any member or community supporter whose estate planning includes a provision in his/her will to the benefit of the Saint Albans Museum, Inc.

The date refers to the founding of the former Church Street Academy, which serves as the current home of our archives, collections, and exhibits.

All bequests, whether restricted or unrestricted, are eligible. This effort is designed to ensure the long term viability of the Museum, and it provides support for operations as well as for the upkeep of our historic facility.

Individuals who make this commitment will be honored at an annual pinning ceremony to celebrate their dedication to ensuring the continuation of our mission to preserve and share the heritage of St. Albans and the region (donors may also remain anonymous).

Ways to Give

  • Securities, including stocks or bonds.
  • Real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch or commercial property.
  • A portion (or all) of unused retirement assets such as a gift from your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax-deferred plan.
  • A gift of cash.
  • Life insurance policy.



The Saint Albans Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations to the Museum are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.