Adopt a Artifact

ABOUT THE ADOPT AN ARTIFACT PROGRAM

Adopt an Artifact or interactive display.
Help bring the firefighting  history to life – adopt an artifact or interactive today!
An integral part of the fire museum’s  mission is to collect and preserve the historic artifacts and stories of men and women who came before us, as well as to educate and immerse our visitors in interactive experiences. Conservation and preservation are necessary to protect these collections for future generations. Our interactive exhibits are designed to inspire and teach our visitors.

Your tax-deductible donation to the RAFM Adopt an Artifact program helps pay for the installation, conservation, and ongoing care of your artifact, thereby ensuring its long-term preservation. It also aids in the ongoing maintenance our interpretive exhibits. This is a unique way to get involved with RAFM and help provide the financial funding needed to continue our mission to inspire tomorrow’s visionaries.

Benefits of Adopting
Every adoption receives the following: (Each level has additional benefits) 
– Adoption certificate- Photo of the artifact or interactive after completion of conservation and installation in exhibit or in our archival and collections storage
– Description of the artifact/interactive significance- Social media shout out- And, of course, the opportunity to preserve a part of American History for future generations.

$100 LEVEL

•    Adoption certificate
•    Social media promotion of your artifact adoption
•    Text listing on the adoption honor roll page on the RAFM website

Medium to Large framed photo repair/restoration $100 each
Quantity: 10 ADOPTED SO FAR -0

$250 LEVEL

In addition to the general adoption benefits, gifts at this level receive the following:    
•    One Year membership to the museum 
•    Basic benefits of the $100 level

Liberty FC Armed Desk Chairs $345 each
Quantity: 6 ADOPTED SO FAR -4

Liberty FC Chairs $290 each
Quantity: 3 ADOPTED SO FAR -0

Liberty FC Highback Officer Chairs $430 each
Quantity: 3 ADOPTED SO FAR -0

$500 LEVEL

In addition to the general adoption benefits, gifts at this level receive the following:    
•    Staff-led tour of museum (up to 5 guests)
•    “Adopted by” credit plaque on the exhibit floor with your adopted artifact
•    Digital group photo with your artifact•    Basic benefits of the $100 and $250 levels

Liberty FC Highback Presidents Chair $585 each
Quantity: 1 ADOPTED SO FAR -0

Liberty FC 1854 Sofas $595 each
Quantity: 7 ADOPTED SO FAR -0

Gamewell Alarm Room Transmitter Display $600
Quantity: 1 ADOPTED SO FAR -0

$1,000 LEVEL

In addition to the general adoption benefits, gifts at this level receive the following:    
•    Staff-led educational program on firefighting in Reading for your group (up to 15 guests)
•    “Adopted by” credit plaque on the exhibit floor with your adopted artifact*
•    Digital group photo with your artifact•    Basic benefits of the $100 ,$250 and $500 levels.

Berks County Line of Duty Death Memorial Wall Exhibit $1500
Quantity: 1 ADOPTED SO FAR -0

$2,500 LEVEL

In addition to the general adoption benefits, gifts at this level receive the following:    
•    Private staff led tour of the museum (up to 15 guests)
•    “Adopted by” credit plaque on the exhibit floor with your adopted artifact
•    Digital group photo with your artifact
•    Basic benefits of the $100 ,$250, $500 and $1000 levels.

Professional Museum inventory curatoral software $2600 each
Quantity: 1 ADOPTED SO FAR -0

$5,000 LEVEL

In addition to the general adoption benefits, gifts at this level receive the following:    
•    Invitation to our open house reception
•    “Adopted by” credit plaque on the exhibit floor with your adopted artifact
•    Digital group photo with your artifact
•    125px by 125px logo on the adoption honor roll page on the RAFM website
•    Basic benefits of the $100 ,$250, $500, $1000 and $2500 levels.

1924 American LaFrance tire replacement & engine work $9500
Quantity: 1 ADOPTED SO FAR -0

PREMIERE LEVEL $10,000 and above

In addition to the general adoption benefits, gifts at this level receive the following:
•   Private tour of the museum with the Museums President
•    Feature story on the RAFM social media site.
•    One time use of our 1st floor front parlor to host meeting or group event.
•    Photo op and press release distributed to local and regional media (with your permission)
•    “Adopted by” credit plaque on the exhibit floor with your adopted artifact*
•    16”x20” framed group photo of you with your artifact
•    Basic benefits of all the other levels.