Flyer Sent to Several Organizations With Common Interests
The Hilda Hoffman Memorial Archive Inc.
(A non-profit charitable organization)
Is Looking For A Home
A rent free yearly lease, (Approximately 1000 – 1500 sq. ft.) – a small building, house, trailer, – space to house a large group of historical material, an office, plus a larger space for a small museum. We are willing to do minor renovation and repairs.
We offer in return, a charitable tax deduction for rent, taxes and other owner expenses.
Our plan is to store and digitize the Hoffman collection as well as serving the community by making the collection available to the public, taking in other family histories for storage and/or digitizing, and providing a space to display important historical documents and artifacts for public education and enjoyment.
The death of Hilda Formby Hoffman on July 4th, 2010 left us with hundreds of boxes of vital genealogies, histories, periodicals, cemetery books, old pictures, and other important family records that encompass the whole of Pearl River County plus surrounding areas. They are presently stored in a safe place in Hancock County, but must be returned to Pearl River County before the end of 2011. Our plan is to operate in the temporary location provided until we can, through the grant process, realize a Museum/Archive/ Historical Research Center suitable to our County’s important and colorful history. Please help us realize this dream. Our ancestors deserve to be remembered for more than just the gravestone that marks their place.
If you are willing to join our efforts, please use the Membership Form provided here!