By becoming a patron of UPHS, you provide needed funds that help us preserve and share our local heritage. Your support helps us with our museum and artifacts, our research archive and historic photographs, and our educational programs. Patronage is effective for one calendar year from January through December. Your contribution may be tax deductible. In return, you will receive:
- A quarterly newsletter
- 10% discount on gift shop items and historic photo reprints
- Free or discounted admission to UPHS special events
- The gratitude of our Board of Directors, your fellow members and volunteers, and the residents of Ute Pass!
It’s easy to join the Ute Pass Historical Society:
Print the UPHS Patronage Form. Please complete the form and mail it to us with your payment. Patronage fees start at $20 for an individual. Please make your check or money order payable to the Ute Pass Historical Society and mail it to:
Ute Pass Historical Society
P.O. Box 6875
Woodland Park, CO 80866-6875
Can you support UPHS by volunteering? UPHS is run by a group of dedicated volunteers. We always have interesting projects under way, and we need your help. We do our best to match people with skills and time to share and with meaningful projects that they will enjoy. The more people who participate, the more we can do! Benefits of volunteering include meeting new people, learning about our fascinating Ute Pass history, and greater involvement in your community.
If you would like to help, please contact us at email@example.com or (719) 686-7512, so we can discuss how you can participate. Training is provided. Some areas where we can especially use your help are:
Fundraising: We need volunteers to help us plan and to participate in fundraising events throughout the year.
Gift Shop: Sell books and gifts at our gift shop, and help us take our gift shop into the community at special events like the Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration in Woodland Park and Bronc Days in Green Mountain Falls.
History Research: Research and reply to questions about local history from our members and the general public.
Newsletter Reporter: Write articles on current UHPS happenings and local history for the UPHS newsletter.
Patronage Committee: Communicate with renewing members and recruit new members to encourage financial and volunteer support of UPHS.
Promotions: Contact local media to make the public aware of services and events offered by UPHS.
Office Support: Meet and greet the public at our office during business hours.
Food Preparation: At least three times a year we host special events or fundraisers where we serve food. We appreciate our volunteers who generously cook and serve their delicious dishes.
Collections Care: Work with our curator, registrar, or photo librarian to take care of our collection of historic objects, our archives, and our historic photographs.
Docents/Tours: Share our local history with guests in our museum or with visiting school groups.
Computer Support: We need help to maintain our website and keep it current.