Annual Fund

Give to our Annual Fund

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The Annual Fund provides vital operating support to carry out our mission. The Annual Fund is a critical resource that helps us maintain our historic buildings and open them for tours, preserve our collection and make it accessible to in-person and online researchers, and develop new exhibitions and educational programs. Please donate to Historic Trappe’s Annual Fund today. Every donation makes a difference!

Annual Fund donors also have the opportunity to join two donor societies:
1717 Society
Named after the year of Trappe’s founding, this group of donors consists of those who make unrestricted donations to the Annual Fund of $1,717 or more in a single fiscal year (January 1–December 31).
Tulip Club
Named after the prevalence of this motif in Pennsylvania German folk art, the Tulip Club honors those who have made contributions to the Annual Fund for five or more consecutive years.

Annual Fund Giving Levels

The following giving levels have been established for the Annual Fund, although donations of any amount are welcome:

Muhlenberg $5,000+

In honor of the Muhlenberg family, led by Lutheran patriarch Henry Melchior Muhlenberg

Weiser $2,500 to $4,999

In honor of the Weiser family, led by Conrad Weiser

Schrack $1,000 to $2,499

In honor of Trappe’s founding family, led by tavernkeeper John Jacob Schrack Sr.

Cressman $500 to $999

In honor of Johann Georg Cressman, who donated the land on which Augustus Lutheran Church was built

Marsteller $250 to $499

In honor of Friedrich Ludwig Marsteller, who helped to found Augustus Lutheran Church

Dewees $100 to $249

In honor of Mary Catharine Dewees, longtime proprietor of the Dewees Tavern

Shunk $50 to $99

In honor of Francis Shunk, a Trappe native and governor of Pennsylvania

Hunsicker Up to $49

In honor of Abraham Hunsicker, founder of Freeland Seminary, forerunner to Ursinus College