Historic perspective adds value – it makes everything more interesting and provides depth, substance, and meaning. Pride in place, determination to improve the present and optimism about the future all have their foundations in our past. Because history matters . . .

Annual Appeal

Your gift to the Shelton Historical Society Annual Fund goes beyond your membership donation and touches every aspect of the Society and History Center, from exhibition development and educational programming to care of our collection, our structures, and community outreach.

Corporate Sponsorship

Thank you to Our Partners

The Shelton Historical Society is generously supported by a wide range of corporate and business partners who understand that their support of the Society and the Shelton History Center is an investment in the future of our community.

Interested in becoming a Sponsor?

The Shelton Historical Society’s Corporate Partnership Program provides the Society and History Center with an important foundation of annual unrestricted support that enables us to continue our vision to be a vital community resource for all matters related to the history of Shelton, as the depository of first choice, the chronicler of our changing landscape, and as an advocate to inspire curiosity, appreciation, and respect for our city’s history.

The Society seeks to build relationships with businesses and foundations to secure philanthropic financial resources and meaningful partners for our organizational goals and priorities. Our corporate partners are vital to our efforts to deliver educational programming and special events, as well as maintain our History Center.

In addition, the Corporate Partnership Program offers our partners customizable opportunities to advance their marketing and philanthropic objectives.

Sponsorship opportunities for education programs, events and capital projects are available year-round. Please contact us here or call 203-925-1803.

Planned Giving

Ensure Your Legacy

Making a planned gift is not just for those who have wealth or special financial expertise, but for anyone with a generous spirit who wants to designate their contribution while they are living. As friends and supporters of the Shelton Historical Society and History Center, we share a deep sense of gratitude for those who have gone before us to build the community we now enjoy. You can help continue their legacy, demonstrate what’s important to you, and ensure the Society’s strong future through planned giving.

Why Consider a Planned Gift?

With a planned gift, you can ensure that future generations will have the opportunity to learn about their shared history and responsibility to the future through the Shelton Historical Society.

Planned gifts support the Museum’s endowment and will ensure the organization’s stable financial future. Planned gifts may also provide a number of financial benefits to you the donor including lifetime income, tax savings, and reduced capital gains and estate taxes.

Planned gifts can be received by the Society through your will or during your lifetime. For more information, please contact the [contact].


The Society accepts donations of objects and paper-based items that support its mission. This includes items made in, used in, or materials that reflect present day or historic Shelton. Items concerning, or associated with, though not made or used in Shelton, may also be eligible for inclusion in the Society’s collections.

If you would like to donate an object to the Shelton Historical Society, please contact us at or call 203-925-1803.