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Dear Prospective Sponsor/Patron:

As you may be aware, the Southern Lancaster County Historical Society, Inc., was formed in 1970 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to:


  • research local history and ancestry;
  • educate members and the public about the significance of Southern Lancaster County;
  • preserve and maintain historical documents, records and artifacts of our local heritage so that these treasures                are not lost to future generations; and
  • preserve, maintain and provide tours of the Robert Fulton Birthplace, listed on the National  Register of Historic Places                in 1966 as well as othehistoric  buildings on the Birthplace property.


To cover our expenses to fulfill our mission, we rely on several annual fundraisers, including our annual House and History Tour (our most popular and profitable fundraising activity), that enable the Society to preserve our community's proud history including the preservation and maintenance of the Robert Fulton Birthplace, Granary and Archives Buildings without any State or Federal financial support or funding.

In 2016 we will be holding our 7th Annual House and History Tour on Saturday, June 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This year the tour will be focusing on Little Britain Township, Southern Lancaster County and West Nottingham Township, Chester County. On average, approximately 200 people   participate in the tour which exposes your business to a variety of new prospective customers.

This year we are offering four levels of sponsorship and the opportunity to become a Patron of the Society. Note that tour tickets, valued at $18 each, make excellent employee recognition awards or gifts. The Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and we will provide you with a receipt to be used for tax purposes.


_____ $400 - THE ROBERT  FULTON,  named for the internationally famous artist and entrepreneur froSouthern Lancaster County; includes a full page ad (8-1/2 x 11”) plus 8 free tickets to the tour.


_____ $200 - THE LITTLE OLD AND SLOW (LO&S), named for the Lancaster, Oxford and Southern Narrow Gauge Railroad; includes a half page ad (5-1/2"  x 8-1/2") plus 6 free tickets to the tour.


_____ $100 - THE  BARTSHIRE, named for the commercial center of Southern  Lancaster  County in the 1700’s; includes a quarter page ad (5-½” x 4-1/4") plus 4 free tickets to the tour. 

_____ $50 - THE ARK,  named for the 1790 Manor House located in Quarryville next to one of the many limestone quarries, the namesakes for Quarryville; includes an eighth page ad (2-3/4” x 4-1/4") plus 2 free tickets to the tour.   

$________ PATRON - A custom amount elected by the contributorThis is an opportunity for businesses, groups or individuals to be recognized as supporters of the Southern Lancaster County Historical Society. Your name will be listed in the tour brochure. Contributions of $50 or more will receive free tickets commensurate with the contribution.  Minimum contribution:  $10.00.


The Southern Lancaster County Historical Society would be most honored if your business would agree to be a sponsor for this year's event. The Society looks forward to your positive response.


If you elect to participate as a sponsor or patron, please complete the attached Sponsorship Form and send it with a check payable to “S.L.C.H.S.in the appropriate amount NO LATER THAN APRIL 20th, 2016  to:

Solanco Historical Society

c/o Stan White, Director

1667 Slate Hill Rd.

Drumore, PA 17516


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Donna McCool at 610-593-6989 or dwmccool@gmail.com o

Stan White at 717-548-4978.  A receipt for your tax records will be provided upon receipt of your contribution.


Thank you in advance for your generous support.



                                                    -   2016 Southern Lancaster County Historical Society House and History Tour Committee


                                                                                                Donna McCool, Chair

                                                                                 Ken Brown

                                                                                 Susan Highfield

                                                                                 Suzanne Lamborn

                                                                                 Mimi Rohrer

                                                                                 Mike Roth

                                                                                 Stan White

                                                                                 Peg Wurst

A sponsorship form in support of this year's House, Art & History tour is attached.  

Marsha V Stiles,
Apr 14, 2016, 8:44 AM