Family Day: June 10, 2017

Our 2017 Events kick off with that which is most important, family and fun. Family Day celebrates the imagination and ingenuity of childhood through the merging of past & present. Through storytelling, farm & nature tours, crafts, old-timey dress up, yoga, face painting & games, South County Museum bridges the gap of time by focusing on that what is timeless, coming together as a community. Highlights of the 2016 event include face painting provided by South County Art Supply and Dan Wheelan’s Homing Pigeon show.

Family Day is a celebration of all the museum has to offer, as we open our doors to local families for a day of good old fashioned fun and games. Your support of this event directly supports our commitment to children and families, which will translate to programming and exhibits specifically designed to engage the next generation.

$1000 Preferred Event Partner Sponsorship Benefits

  • Recognition as Preferred Event Partner on promotions for the 2017 Family Day, Including
    • Logo placement on event specific kids coloring pages
    • Logo placement on all general Family Day print & social media advertising
    • Logo placement on email blasts to members related to Family Day and on SCM’s website
    • Logo placement and sponsorship recognition on all Family Day event stations
  • 10 — Family, complimentary Admissions to the 2017 Family Day
  • Complimentary Preferred Business Partnership Membership

$500 Event Partner Sponsorship Benefits

  • Recognition as Event Partner on promotions for the 2017 Family Day, Including
    • Logo placement on all general Family Day print & social media advertising
    • Logo placement on Family Day related email blasts and on SCM’s website
    • Logo placement and sponsorship recognition on all Family Day event stations
  • 5— Family, complimentary Admissions to the 2017 Family Day
  • Complimentary Preferred Business Partnership Membership

$250 Event Sponsor Benefits

  • Recognition as Event Sponsor on promotions for the 2017 Family Day, Including
    • Logo placement on all general Family Day event signs at South County Museum and social media marketing
    • Logo placement on email blasts to members related to Family Day  and on SCM’s website
    • Logo placement and sponsorship recognition on all Family Day event stations
  • 2 – Family, complimentary Admissions to the 2017 Family Day
  • Complimentary Preferred Business Partnership Membership

July 4, 2017 Chick Hatch

South County Museum’s Living History Farm is home to two heritage Rhode Island Red Chicken flocks. Each year, the museum hatches almost 200 baby chicks. The 4th of July Chick Hatch is a great way to share the new life on the farm with young and old alike. In 2016, we hosted almost 500 visitors in just 4 hours on July 4th! But the chicks continue to enthrall visitors as they change and grow all summer long. Your support helps SCM continue the proud tradition of agriculture central to South County living. Below please find a listing of specific types of sponsorship available for this year’s event.

$1000 Preferred Event Partner Sponsorship Benefits

  • Recognition as Preferred Event Partner on promotions for the Annual July 4th Chick Hatch, Including
    • Logo placement on back of Chick Hatch T-Shirts and the Baby chick coloring pages
    • Logo placement on all Chick Hatch print & social media advertising
    • Logo placement on email blasts to members related to the Chick Hatch and on SCM’s website
    • Logo placement and recognition on signage at SCM brooder pen for 2017 season
  • 20— complimentary Admissions to the Chick Hatch
  • Complimentary Preferred Business Partnership Membership

$500 Event Partner Sponsorship Benefits

  • Recognition as Event Partner on promotions for the Annual July 4th Chick Hatch, Including
    • Logo placement on back of Chick Hatch event signs at South County Museum and social media marketing
    • Logo placement on email blasts to members related to the Chick Hatch and on SCM’s website
    • Logo placement and recognition on signage at SCM brooder pen for 2017 season
  • 10— complimentary Admissions to the Chick Hatch
  • Complimentary Preferred Business Partnership Membership

$250 Event Sponsor Benefits

  • Recognition as Event Sponsor on promotions for the Annual July 4th Chick Hatch, Including
    • Logo placement on back of Chick Hatch event signs at South County Museum and social media marketing
    • Logo placement on email blasts to members related to the Chick Hatch and on SCM’s website
    • Logo placement and recognition on signage at SCM brooder pen for 2017 season
  • 5— complimentary Admissions to the Chick Hatch
  • Complimentary Preferred Business Partnership Membership

32nd Annual Folk Art Quilt Show: September 15, 16, & 17, 2017

Over the past 31 years, thousands of quilts made by local quilters have graced the Metz Exhibition Hall during the Annual Folk Art Quilt Show. In 2016, 400+ attendees enjoyed 75 community quilts and the Rev. Andrew C. Strachan’s signed and dated, April 1900, Crazy Quilt recently donated to SCM. A grant from the American Quilt Study Group enabled SCM to build a museum-quality slant board on which to display this and future quilts. Four additional SCM collection quilts were displayed during a Bed Turning Program. Your support of this year’s event helps us celebrate both the history of quiltmaking but also its vitality as a contemporary art form.

$1250 Preferred Event Partner Sponsorship Benefits

  • Recognition as Preferred Event Partner on promotions for the 32nd Annual Folk Art Quilt Show, Including
    • Exclusive black & white logo placement on back of bag stuffers handed out to area quilt shows & shops (must be received by April 1, 2017)
    • Logo placement on all quilt show print & social media advertising
    • Logo placement on email blasts to members related to the show and on SCM’s website
  • Full page ad in quilt show program booklet
  • 10— complimentary Admissions to the 32nd Annual Folk Art Quilt Show
  • Complimentary Preferred Business Partnership Membership

$500 Event Partner Sponsorship Benefits

  • Recognition as Event Partner on promotions for the 32nd Annual Folk Art Quilt Show, Including
    • Logo placement on quilt show signs at South County Museum and social media advertising
    • Logo placement on email blasts to members related to the show and on SCM’s website
  • 1/2 page ad in quilt show program booklet
  • 5— complimentary Admissions to the 32nd Annual Folk Art Quilt Show
  • Complimentary Preferred Business Partnership Membership

$250 Event Sponsor Benefits

  • Recognition as Sponsor for either the SCM Quilt Program or Bed Turning Program, each includes an exhibit and presentation daily during the show
  • Includes logo placement on quilt show signs at South County Museum and social media advertising
  • 5— complimentary Admissions to the 32nd Annual Folk Art Quilt Show

Illuminations October 20 & 21, 2017

This year, South County Museum will present a new interactive event called Illuminations that will explore the beauty of light and the history of illumination through a series of outdoor exhibits. Visitors will explore how innovations in light, from candles to lamps to electricity changed the social environment in both technical and artistic ways. Whether it was the adoption of electricity in local mills to cut down on accidents, the lighting of store windows to draw in customers, or draping strings of light to celebrate holidays, light and design work hand in hand to turn light into something useful, beautiful & fun. This  event is scheduled for after dark and is designed for adults and kids. Est. Attendance 400.

$1000 Preferred Event Partner Sponsorship Benefits

  • Recognition as Preferred Event Partner on promotions for Illuminations 2017, Including
    • Logo placement in the Illuminations 2017 Program
    • Logo placement on all general Illuminations 2017 print & social media advertising
    • Logo placement on email blasts to members related to Illuminations 2017 and on SCM’s website
    • Logo placement and sponsorship recognition at all Illuminations outdoor exhibits
  • 20— complimentary Adult Admissions; Children under 12 are Free
  • Complimentary Preferred Business Partnership Membership

$500 Event Partner Sponsorship Benefits

  • Recognition as Event Partner on select promotions for Illuminations 2017, Including
    • Logo placement in the Illuminations 2017 Program
    • Logo placement on Illuminations 2017 event signs at South County Museum and all social media advertising
    • Logo placement on email blasts to members related to the show and on SCM’s website
    • Logo placement and sponsorship recognition at all Illuminations outdoor exhibits
  • 10— complimentary Adult Admissions; Children under 12 are Free
  • Complimentary Preferred Business Partnership Membership

$250 Event Sponsor Benefits

  • Recognition as Event Sponsor on select promotions for Illuminations 2017, Including
    • Logo placement in the Illuminations 2017 Program
    • Logo placement on Illuminations 2017 event signs at South County Museum and all social media advertising
    • Logo placement on email blasts to members related to the show and on SCM’s website
  • 5— complimentary Adult Admissions; Children under 12 are Free
  • Complimentary Preferred Business Partnership Membership

Additional Support/Sponsorship Opportunities

South County Museum recognizes that philanthropy is not easy for businesses or individuals. We are always open to any and all means of support whether it be gift cards to your own business, local businesses we can shop at for supplies, or a donation of services or materials. We know you are inundated with requests, and we thank you for considering supporting South County Museum in 2017.

Kids Programs

Sponsor one of our children’s programs such as our general Museum Scavenger Hunt designed for kids 8 and over, or our Rainbow Scavenger Hunt introduced in 2016, specifically for those under 5. This year we are adding 2 new Rainbow Scavenger Hunts so each month our repeat visitors can learn something new. The Rainbow Scavenger Hunt is also produced in English and Spanish to support local school immersion programs. Any amount of sponsorship is welcome and can provide funds for printing new game boards, purchasing crafts supplies, or paying a summer intern to assist in programming.

Living History Farm

One of the most picturesque and popular aspects of South County Museum is our Living History Farm. The rural and agricultural legacy of South County Rhode Island is alive and well at SCM. Our 2 Heritage Rhode Island Red flocks are award winning and highly productive. Each year, at our annual Chick Hatch, the adorable future of the flock is celebrated. We also have 1 bunny, 4 sheep named Al, Tim, Greta and Aggie, and 3 goats, he matriarch Ada and our 2 new babies Lily and Bella. Maintenance of the farm buildings and fences, food, treats, and veterinary care for our animals are year round expenses. We welcome any monetary or material support that helps us  sustain our farm and make visible the continued viability of animal husbandry in our community.

Collections & Exhibit Sponsorship

What many people do not realize is how much it costs to preserve and display artifacts from the past. We are humbled that so many community members ask us to consider their family heirlooms for preservation. But, we are in need of funding to support that preservation. Archival boxes, climate controlled storage facilities, cataloguing, and researching, exhibiting and developing programming are costly even with dedicated volunteers. SCM’s collections cover hundreds of years and number in the tens of thousands. We are constantly working to improve our facilities, records, and exhibits to better tell the story of Rhode Island and make our collections more accessible. As we near our 85th anniversary in 2018, we ask for your assistance in preserving this legacy for the next generation. Monetary donations can be specifically directed to the management and direct care of the museum’s collections.