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Heritage Farm Foundation kicks off campaign
For over 40 years, Mike and Henriella Perry have enjoyed collecting, preserving and displaying various artifacts of Appalachian heritage at the Heritage Farm Museum & Village in Huntington, West Virginia. They have done so to preserve these items AND more importantly to teach school children and guests about our ancestors and their remarkable skills and abilities. Unfortunately, the people of this area have been ridiculed and made fun of so often by the national media that some of our Appalachian family have seemingly given up believing in themselves. Many do not have parents or role models that instill in them a positive image so they don’t dream big dreams or have high expectations for themselves. It is the goal of Heritage Farm Foundation, the 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable organization founded by the Perrys, to change that, even if it is just one child at a time, by providing them an opportunity to embrace their strong heritage.
You are invited to become a Friend of the Farm and help the Heritage Farm Foundation build on the work of Michael and Henriella Perry. "Your gift will help transform this remarkable center for Appalachian heritage into a destination where school children, families, businesses, and tourists can learn about our strong heritage and understand that flowing within our veins is the same characteristics and abilities that our ancestors had. The challenges we face today are no more difficult than what our predecessors overcame. We are capable of building successful lives, strong families, and thriving businesses and communities, if we are willing to work as industriously and creatively as our ancestors," said Mike Perry.
Today, Heritage Farm is a place where thousands of school children come every year to gain hands-on experience of life on an Appalachian farm and learn about our history in six award-winning museums. It is a place where families can reconnect on this 500 acre farm in a quiet, natural setting playing games in one of the five authentic Appalachian cabins. It is a place where employees can come together for team building experiences. There are meeting facilities and lodging throughout the Farm and Village for groups to meet over a small fireside chat or to work in groups of 200.
While much has been accomplished, much is left to be done for Heritage Farm's next phase in its development which will involve targeted improvements to better serve the region in the areas of education, culture, business, family and community development.
"Our dream is to transform our region and provide a brighter future for our community. Every gift counts and will make Heritage Farm a legacy for generations to come," stated Henriella.
Please consider becoming a Friend of the Farm and share in Mike and Henriella's dream for our community. Together, we can "Learn from the Past, Appreciate Today and Dream for the Future." Gifts can be made by mail to address below or online atwww.heritagefarmmuseum.com. All gifts are tax deductible.
Learn from the Past … Appreciate the Present … Dream for the Future
Heritage Farm Museum & Village
3300 Harvey Road, Huntington, WV 25704