McRae Papers Fundraiser
To all our friends at Authentic Campaigner who have supported the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum's aquisition of the McRae Archives Collection, I would like to give everyone a brief update regarding the status of the Collection. First, much thanks to Paul Calloway, Thad Gallagher, Charles Heath, Robert Walker, Doug Cooper, Phil Maddox, Derrick Pugh, and Mark Boynton who donated to our museum's McRae Papers Aquisiton Fund this past Fall. As of this date, we are within $9342 of our goal of raising $125,000 in donations (the Museum provided the other $125,000 out of its budget), half the purchase price of the McRae Collection at $250,000. We have one outstanding committment of $5000 from a local bank, and if that comes through, we would be $4342 from our goal set in November 2007! So far this fiscal year, which began in $July 2008 and ends with June 2009, we have raised $5238, a large part of that sum was donated by the dedicated living historians of Authentic Campaigner. I'd like to express my sincere gratitude to you all for your continued support and I hope we can complete this fundraising campaign by June 30, the end of our fiscal year. I'll be posting progress reports this Spring and soon we have exciting news about exhibiting the McRae Papers for the Civil War Sesquicentennial! Thanks again to all of you at Authentic Campaigner!
Director, South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum