Today is August 1st which also means it is the first day that Dallas Heritage Village is closed for the rest of the summer. This past summer was wonderful with new events such as The Front Porch Showdown, a battle of the bands- bluegrass style, along with annual events such as our Old Fashioned Fourth Celebration. We appreciate all of the visitors who came out to the village, both new and familiar faces. Your constant participation helps this museum operate and allows us to keep all of our wonderful buildings in working order.
One way that really helps the museum is all of your generous donations throughout the year and though we are closed for the month, there are still ways you can help the village. In this case, no extra money is even required. Instead you can help the Village with money you are already spending! How awesome is that?
For those of you who regularly shop at Tom Thumb, you are able to link your card to our community organization. Through their Good Neighbor Program, a percentage of your purchases is donated to three community organizations of your choice in quarterly increments. To link your card, you may visit any Courtesy Booth at your local Tom Thumb or fill out this form before you go (http://shop.safeway.com/corporate/tomthumb/gn_dallas.pdf). Our organization number is 4054. So just by buying your groceries as usual, you are now also helping out the museum.
Similarly, we can also be linked to your Kroger Rewards card. You can link your card online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com and select the Village using the organization number 80765. Just like at Tom Thumb, you’re not spending anything extra and yet a small percentage of every purchase is donated to Dallas Heritage Village. Easy, right?
Finally for those of you who love shopping online, we also have a link for your Amazon shopping. Just link your account and select Dallas County Heritage Society (that’s us!) and soon all of those books and other goodies will be helping the museum. You don’t even have to leave your home!
Thank you all for a fantastic summer season! A staff meeting is already scheduled to start getting the fall calendar finalized and it looks like even more fun is on its way. So make plans to visit us this fall and see what we have planned for you!