Nevada County Historical Society

Planned Giving & Endowments

What will your legacy be?

Help us to build a legacy that will favorably impact Nevada County for years to come. Naming the Historical Society in your will or trust is a superb way to make a gift that will live on and remain giving forever.

Our Historical Society has specific endowments that can fund your historical program of interest. Each of our museums and historical library have their own individual endowment fund that benefits their specific preservation efforts and education objectives. Your contributions to our endowments will remain in the fund forever, with the named museum or library receiving only the annual income from the earnings. Over the years, these professionally managed funds earned a return of over ten percent.

Established in 1944 and a registered California non-profit corporation since 1962, all donations to the Nevada County Historical Society, be it cash or artifact, are fully tax deductible under IRS regulations.

To receive more information about the Historical Society Endowment funds and how you may plan to contribute, please email us or use the  form below. Or you can also write to us:

Nevada County Historical Society
Attn: Daniel Ketcham, President
161 Nevada City Hwy., Nevada City, CA 95959

Or you can email Dan at

Or complete the form below: