Hello to all the Members, Friends and Supporters of Historic Cold Spring Village,
You have all been in our thoughts and prayers and we hope you are feeling well and safely self-isolating in your homes. Although many weeks have passed since the crisis began, time doesn’t make it easier to comprehend; it has been nothing short of a surreal and cataclysmic event!
As you are all aware, many adjustments have been made at the Village to accommodate the changes; several employees have been furloughed and others have had their hours reduced. The spring and early summer programs have been canceled or postponed. Based on current information, it may be possible to open for July and August. However, only the coming weeks and the rate of infection will ultimately determine whether or not there is a 2020 season. As the Village begins its 5th decade, our goal is to continue with projects that are directly related to the museum’s viability. We have chosen to minimize pursuing or soliciting a Countywide fund-raising campaign as the residents are suffering with the increasing numbers of people affected by the virus and the loss of many jobs due to closed businesses.
However, as we face an unknown future, we do not anticipate revenue-generating income from programs and projects in the ensuing months. Therefore, we respectfully request that for those of you that are able, there are many ways you can support the museum until the economy is once again viable. Please renew your 2020 membership; participate in Pave Your Way Into History, the “Buy a Brick program;” purchase curbside growlers or cans through the Cold Spring Brewery link on the Village’s main website’s first page; or obtain an advance admission ticket, which will be honored when we reopen. All of these options, in addition to a plethora of spectacular information, may be found on the Village website at www.hcsv.org. Any support that would assist in continuing our mission of historic preservation, history education and heritage tourism would be gratefully welcomed. Please call the main number at 609-898-2300, ext.10 for additional information.
In closing, please stay healthy and well in your safe space!
With kind regards,
Volunteer Executive Director/President
Friends of Historic Cold Spring Village
Historic Cold Spring Village Administrative Staff
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