We invite you to help support the Seminole Historical Society and Museum's effort to preserve our history and tell the story of Seminole and the people who have made this their home for over 150 years.

Checks can be sent to the Seminole Historical Society at the address below.

The Seminole Historical Society
P.O. Box 7562
Seminole, FL 33775

Thank you for your support of our efforts on behalf of our community.

(Online donate button coming soon.)

The Seminole Historical Society and Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Your charitable contributions may be deductible from your taxes. Click here for copy of our IRS "letter of determination" for your records.

Gifts for donations to The Seminole Historical Society

Members of the Seminole Historical Society can be individuals, families, institutions, or businesses. Members enjoy annual benefits, as well as the satisfaction of helping to preserve Seminole's History. Please see our membership page for detailed information.

Planned Giving
Planned gifts to the Seminole Historical Society - immediate outright gifts or deferred estate-based gifts of money or other assets - create extraordinary opportunities for both the donor and SHS. For the donor, planned gifts can provide tax advantages, help fulfill estate-planning objectives for both heirs and charitable organizations, complement lifestyle goals, and create a legacy. For SHS, planned gifts literally assure its future ability to preserve Seminole's past.

Tributes and Memorials
A gift to the Seminole Historical Society is a wonderful, caring way to remember a family member or friend, or to honor a milestone. Donors can feel doubly satisfied that their gift will acknowledge a special person or event while also helping to further SHS's mission to collect, preserve, and share Seminole's history. SHS provides tribute and memorial gift givers with a contribution receipt, and acknowledges receipt of the gift, and the donor's thoughtfulness, to the honoree or other recipient designated by the donor. All gift amounts remain confidential.

The Charitable IRA Legislation
Make tax-free gifts from your IRA!  On October 3, 2008, The President signed the "Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008," which reinstates and extends certain tax law provisions that allow direct charitable gifts from Individual Retirement Accounts by anyone over age 70 1/2 to qualified organizations such as the Seminole Historical Society. 

If you are required to receive minimum distributions from your IRA and you do not need the money for personal use, consider using those funds as a charitable gift. Contact your tax adviser today to find out more about this opportunity.