Help Save History

Although Hearthside and the neighboring historic sites are owned by the Town of Lincoln, it is our organization that serves as stewards for the properties—Hearthside, Hannaway Blacksmith Shop, Moffitt Mill, and Chase Farm Park, providing maintenance for the buildings, paying for insurance, furnishings, supplies for operation, and administration. We stretch our resources to the limit to preserve the properties and create events and educational programming that bring history to life. The Friends of Hearthside is a small, nonprofit charitable organization, run entirely by volunteers and receives no state, local, or federal funding to operate. Please consider supporting us in one or more ways to insure the future preservation of this historic landmark and enriching history programs and exhibits.


Join Hearthside and make a difference in preserving history. Your museum membership helps us to bring innovative educational programs and events while giving you benefits.
  • Free tours on Tour Days 
  • 10% Discount in the Gift Shop 
  • Advance ticket purchase 
  • Discount pricing on events 
  • Invitation to Member-only events
  • Reciprocal benefits at other sites 
  • Monthly newsletter 
Membership Options:
Purchase or renew your membership online by clicking on the Membership level below:
Basic: $25
One adult
Family: $50
Two adults
Student: $10
Up to age 18
Contributor: $75-199
Four adults plus children under age 18
Sustainer: $200-499
Four adults plus children under age 18
Patron: $500-999
Six adults plus children under age 18
Benefactor: $1000 and up
Six adults plus children under age 18


Share your experiences and interests with Hearthside. Become part of the stewardship team by sharing your skills and interests to help us preserve, protect, promote, and interpret Hearthside and the Historic Great Road. Volunteers can give as much, or as little, as their time allows. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Sign Up As A Volunteer


Give a gift from the heart with your tax-deductible contribution. Monies donated go to our Capital Improvement Fund, which provides for major repairs and matches required for grants. Gifts of $25 to $200 or more are welcomed.

Donations may be designated through the United Way, as Friends of Hearthside, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Many employers have matching gifts programs which can help double or triple your gift and make an even greater impact.
There are many ways to support the mission of Friends of Hearthside in addition to joining as a member. Please consider one of the following: 
  • A tax deductible gift to our Capital Investment or Endowment Funds
  • Gifts of appreciated assets, common stock or mutual fund shares
  • Inclusion of Hearthside House in your long-term estate or bequest planning 
  • Event support through sponsorships 
  • In-kind donations of materials or services: printing, rental equipment, paper goods, signs, food, entertainment, etc. (contact us to discuss ideas) 
  • Matching donations from your employer for memberships or contributions
  • Community service projects for students, businesses 
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