Introducing our 2017 Fundraising Campaign – “Friends First”

for Batteau House- 2016-2017

We have received a $1,000 donation from Mike Rutgers and another $1,000 from the VCNS Board of directors, of which Dr Trout has matched both of these donations.  Also have received $75.00 so far from our GoFundMe account on Facebook.  I am sure there has been other donations, however these are the only ones I know of.  With the $2,000 match plus the $75 we have reached $4,075.00 toward our goal of $10,000.

There are pictures of the inside of the museum for all to look at, take a moment and enjoy what is happening.

We are working on making sure our Batteau History/Museum can be shared with the public. Over the years members have been collecting archives, artifacts and memorabilia of canal and river heritage and building navigable reproductions, therefore in order to share them with the public we need your help in making our New Batteau House/Museum something for all to enjoy!

By building our 2017 Fundraising Campaign we will be able to complete items on our “Need to Due List”. Here are just a few:

•  Much needed repairs on the Batteau Museum
•  Building a Boat Barn to house boats and other large artifacts that are right now          being stored at private properties
• Signage for front of Museum

Our Goal is $10,000 by July 1, 2017!

Dr. Bill Trout has stated that for every $1,000 Donation he will match the amount.

You can donate to the Home Fund via the donate now button below:

Payments are processed through PayPal and you can use your PayPal account OR enter your credit/debit card info. Various types of cards are accepted.

You can also make your donation by check payable to: Virginia Canals & Navigations Society.

VC&NS mailing address:

Virginia Canals & Navigations Society
3806 South Amerst Highway
Madison Heights, VA 24572.

 Note: If you wish your gift to only be used towards the Home Fund, then write “Home Fund” on the for line of the check, otherwise the funds go into the non restricted funds and can be applied towards any VCNS need.

Another method to donate is the GO FUND ME page.

You can a visit the Batteau Museum in person (Please call Bill Trout in advance to arrange a time/date to make sure he is home. Phone Number 252-301-1747), or email Bill, see map  to the Batteau House below:

Your generosity and belief in our mission makes our
work possible, and we are deeply grateful for your

For Tax Purposes, a donation receipt will be sent to you. The Virginia Canals & Navigations Society is a 501(c)3 non profit organization.

If you have any questions, please email our fundraising committee chairperson, Ms. Donna Riedel.

By Donna Riedel

A really nice lady who likes to smile.