Help Support the Museum
Dear Friends & Teammates of Coudersport’s Eliot Ness Museum –
We hope you are all entering this holiday season healthy and safe, as we all work through this unprecedented COVID- 19 pandemic together.
Most of you know that just over a short year ago, in the Fall 2019, we established the Eliot Ness Museum in downtown Coudersport as a worthy attraction to help make Coudersport and Potter County a more appealing tourist destination.
In the short year that since passed, the museum was created and operated successfully, despite sometimes curtailed operations during this pandemic, as just such an attraction.
And that wasn’t without a lot of help from the community, our many museum-mates and many of you.
While the museum is presently closed because of the growing pandemic, know that we will be re-opening when the time is right.
(You can learn more about the museum at the Eliot Ness Museum Facebook & Instagram pages.)
We incorporated the museum as a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation in April of this year, thus transforming it into a true Coudersport community museum. Presently, we are further pursuing the same designation as a non-profit corporation, commonly referred to as a 501 c 3 non-profit corporation, recognized by the federal Internal Revenue Service.
Once that is achieved, donations to the museum will be tax-deductible pursuant to IRS regulations. As you might guess, both processes have taken longer than usual because of the pandemic.
Nevertheless, now it is time to focus on making the museum financially sustainable on its own for the long term. Therefore, we ask if you would consider donating to the museum as we work toward that end, using the following form.
Thanks so much in advance for your consideration!
President & CEO, Eliot Ness Museum