NHF 2014 Annual Fund

Dec
3
Submitted by David
Our 2014 Annual Fund letters just went into the mail.  If we mistakenly left you off the list but you would like to participate, read on and I'll give you two easy options.
NHF's Annual Fund represents the largest source of unrestricted funding we receive: money we can spend where it is most needed.   Often where we spend it doesn't get headlines--but it can make the biggest difference. Please make a gift to the NHF Annual Fund and help keep over 100 years of moving image history safe.
 
 
The Annual Fund helps us do many things including keeping the electric bill paid even though the price is going up 32% next year! Here is what else unrestricted funding has supported:
We hosted 65 middle-schoolers from the Blue Hill Consolidated School for a tour and a screening to enrich their classroom study about the history of the coast of Maine.
It enabled us to put a video clip online so readers of Charles Teppermann's new book Amateur Cinema (published by University of California Press Dec. 2014) can view a sample of NHF's   Hiram Percy Maxim Collection. Maxim founded the international Amateur Cinema League.
 
It allowed a group of Verso mill supervisors to get together one last time before the mill closes by coming to the Alamo Theatre and watching From Stump To Ship and a 1940 Seaboard Paper Company film taken at the mill.
 
It let us discuss, with many callers from around New England, how to preserve and safely watch home movie and video collections.
 
We answered research questions about blueberries, footage of Connecticut in the 1960's, Eddie Driscoll's Spotlight on Youth program from 1965, footage of school children in New Hampshire in the 1950's, footage of Maine's Brewer Auditorium being built 75 years ago, street scenes and basketball in St. Louis 1930's-1950's, footage of snowmobile races in the 1940s, Celtics games from the 1970's, protest footage at Harvard, the WCVB program Five All Night Live, and an interview with a Korean War veteran in the WLBZ collection.
 
And this was all in the last week! (Well, actually the week before Thanksgiving but it was pretty typical.)
 
Remember, every gift (none is too small and I doubt any would be too big) will get you a place on the Annual Fund donor list.  If you haven't been on it before, click here and imagine your name appearing on the 2014 list!  If you are already on the list, please accept our sincere thanks for your past support, but don't forget to make a gift this year.
 
How can I help?
Easy option #1:  Use a credit card to make a gift right now. 
Easy option #2:  Use a check and mail to NHF, PO Box 900, Bucksport, ME 04416
Easy option #3:   Call 207-469-0924 to discuss how you would like to help.