We offer a variety of ways and levels
that you can be involved to support Fort New Salem which include our
Fort New Salem
Society, Adopt A
RESHAPE THE FUTURE
The goal of this campaign is to reach no less than $250,000 for capital
improvement. With the initial donations and in pledges in hand, we are
significantly on the way on the way there. The project goals of this
1. Reconstruction and restoration of the Reynolds House,
2. Total rehabilitation of the Green Tree Tavern,
3. Complete rehabilitation of the Blockhouse, and
4. Replacing the roof on the old admin building along with some structural
Those contributing to this campaign are recognized on a sign as financial
GO FUND ME
We have a gofundme account for your convenience. All proceeds from this
fund go directory to out RESHAPE THE FUTURE campaign. You make also make
donations directly to us at our address below.
Fort New Salem
Community Foundation of North Central
West Virginia (CFNCWV) has established a
endowment fund to support the ongoing
development of Fort New Salem.
The fund was created with $5,000 contributed by the Clarksburg-Harrison
Cultural Foundation, according to its former president, Ian Rudick. “The donation
was originally given to us by Edith Wilson, a Doddridge County native and
former student at Salem College,” Rudick said. “Mrs. Wilson requested that
the money be used in some way to support Fort New Salem, so we started this
permanent endowment that will benefit our area for many years to come.”
Any individual, family,
business or organization can make a tax-deductible contribution to the Fort
New Salem Endowment Fund. The original gift and all future donations will be
invested by the Community Foundation to maximize their growth. Once the fund
reaches a minimum of $10,000, the CFNCWV will provide the annual net income
from this fund to Fort New Salem.
“The Community Foundation is proud to manage this endowment
fund, which will help to preserve the history and culture of western
Harrison County and improve the quality of life in North Central West
Virginia,” said D. Max Francis, executive director of the CFNCWV. “This is
one more way that our organization is benefiting the citizens of the
The Community Foundation
manages a growing number of donor funds with assets and pledged assets of
more than $2 million.
Income from these funds is used to award several annual scholarships,
support the arts in a variety of ways.
Tax-deductible donations can be made to
through the Community Foundation of NCWV, 1000 Technology Drive, Suite 2230,
Fairmont, WV 26554. Additional information
about the Community Foundation and its established funds is available on its
www.ncwvfoundation.org. You can call the Foundation
at (304) 694-2666.
Friends of the Fort
Many dedicated individuals are working extremely hard to renovate Fort New Salem. We
invite you to join us in this endeavor. By becoming a member of the Friends
of The Fort you become yet another voice who joins the chorus of those already proclaiming the importance of this piece of our heritage.
As you can imagine, the cost of renovating and maintaining this Appalachian treasure is sizeable. Admissions and local fundraisers cover a portion, but for the rest we are relying on interested people like you. You understand the importance of this landmark, appreciate its role in educating further generations about our rich heritage and believe in the role it can play in the 21st Century.
We hope you will become a part of our family by taking a leadership role in the restoration of this vital link to our Appalachian roots. We who live in this region of the United States are here because of the perseverance of many courageous individuals. Please join us in preserving their history.
When you are ready to join, simply print the registration
form below, fill it out and send it to us. Click here for a
printable here for the
Friends of Fort New Salem Application
Adopt A Cabin
The Fort is comprised of numerous log
cabins. Individuals, groups or companies who are interested in sponsoring
the refurbishing can contact us. Sponsors will be recognized with a plaque
commemorating their contribution on the cabin. Ask us how you can be the
next to join our growing list of sponsors (Dominion, Muchelnaus. Oil & Gas,
Hall Drilling, West Union Bank , Energy Express & Salem Seventh Day Baptist
Our progress has been assisted by our corporate partners. Donations
of materials and in-kind services as well as financial assistance with our
general restoration or our larger projects are welcomed.
If you would like more information on
any of our GIVING programs contact us per the methods listed at the bottom
of this page.