Dear Friend,

Thank you for your interest in the Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum! Once again, we are reaching out to our community for support.

You may already be familiar with our mission to preserve this amazing 18th-century tavern and inn, while helping you to step back in time with every visit.

But did you know that 2019 will be the 50th Anniversary of the Association purchasing the circa-1795  building, and saving it from demolition? Have you heard about the new Girl Scout House Exhibit now under development, or about our plans to expand both our interpretation and exhibits over the next few years?  Did you hear about all the work our young assistants did this summer with our archaeological artifacts, or about our plans to digitize our archives, including some documents that date back to the 1600s?  Did you know we are about to start the next phase of restoration work on the Westfield Avenue side?  All this was possible through the support of friends like you!

From construction to conservation to new stories to tell – plus our 50th anniversary as a Museum – we have many exciting new developments to share.

Your generous support, whether it be $25, $50, $100 or more, is needed once again to help preserve Union County’s unique piece of American history.  Our ability to continue to both attract corporate sponsors and to secure much-needed state, county, and foundation grants hinges on the collective support and value our community places on its local history and this Museum.

Now is the perfect time to make a tax-deductible gift. Your support will help us both complete our essential restoration work and ensure the historic building continues to welcome visitors for the next 223 years, while helping us bring to life the stories of all the those who have been a part of that history.

On behalf of the MDTMA Board of Trustees, staff and volunteers I would like to thank you for all your support, and hope you visit us at the Museum soon.


Annette Satkowski

P.S. Your donation is fully tax-deductible and can be made by check or online via PayPal.

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