PRESERVE TEXAS HISTORY: Building a new wood shop

  Donations to Pioneer Farms go directly to support our important and unique Texas history programs, from our engaging exhibits and programs for schoolchildren to our artisans initiatives and new preservation projects. The reason is that we're a volunteer-run museum without much overhead so that all of your contributions can go directly to the history programs you love.

  Among our ongoing projects: Construction of a new 1800s-style wood shop to allow for expansion of our growing Pioneer School 'lost arts' classes, a priority with a $31,000 goal that we are working to reach. Click below to lend a hand, then come see the project underway in our Sprinkle Corner village.

  Consider a gift to our Momentum Fund to help support our one-of-a-kind programs that keep Texas history alive and real for more than 50,000 visitors this year alone. Contributions of any amount are much appreciated. 

  Since our volunteer corps took over operational control in 2003 to save the museum from closure, we have done a lot with very little — and are proud of the fact that we stretch every dollar given more than twice its amount, though in-kind donations and with volunteer labor. In just a few years, we have greatly expanded our programming and exhibits, all thanks to your generous support.

  Donate today to help support this grassroots, volunteer-managed preservative initiative that has become a national model for the can-do Texas spirit of accomplishment. All contributions are fully tax-deductible and donors are recognized on site and in our publications, in what can be a valuable audience for businesses. Benefits for sponsoring businesses can be seen here.

  For a full rundown of other opportunities for your support, click here.