December 10, 2013
Dear Woodville friends,
Each generation becomes less aware of Woodville's abundant history. The past can only be learned and appreciated from what can be discovered, saved, and made accessible. Otherwise, it is lost, and forgotten forever. Woodville becomes an address where residents made their living, not their lives.
Discovered/Saved: YES . Now stored, we have accumulated 200 years of our once vibrant past - documents and memorabilia of the resolute families who built our homes, stores, schools, churches, while making significant contributions to the community, to Bertie County, and to our state.
Accessible: NO. While these families' contributions have been somewhat documented in rare books and ephemera scattered in a few private hands, libraries, and churches, they are unavailable in any one collection.
Solution: Display these resources under one roof , the Sunday School Building of Grace Episcopal Church, along with artifacts from Woodville life - photos, letters, documents, books, Bibles, portraits, memoirs, maps, artifacts, toys, late 1800s clothing/jewelry, old household items, tributes, many personal effects. Having this central location will ensure our children, grandchildren, and future generations' connection to their past.
Needs: Funding to finish our history center! We're almost there, lacking only ~$10,000. Please help us complete our long envisioned project this year. In averaging the past 5 years' donations, it will take another 10 years to fund this project, unless we can engage more donors and more funds now. Thank you for your gift*, mailed to Historic Woodville, address below.
Merry Christmas from Clara, Molly, and Claudia
3104 Hillmer Drive Raleigh, North Carolina 27609
Phone: 919.833.4009 E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our website at www.rootsweb.com/~ncbertie/woodville/woodvill.htm
* All donations/grants are tax deductible and 100% funded to our various projects – directors receive no compensation