Millard on Main

$1,660 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 24 people in 22 months
Rachelle Moyer Francis  EAST AURORA, NY
East Aurora needs a Main Street presence for our Presidential site. The Aurora Historical Society  (all dedicated volunteers) have developed an exciting plan with sculptor Susan Geissler. Imagine sitting with Millard Fillmore, our 13th president and the poorest man to ever rise to the office, as he studies his dictionary, his first purchase and an indication of his love of learning. Talk about a photo op!

The project will include landscaping, a walkway and signage to lead visitors from all over the US to our charming little Honeymoon Cottage of 1826. The AHS is using several forms of fundraising to reach our project goal of $140K. This GoFundMe is part of a matching challenge from a local foundation who has promised $50K if we raise $75K! Be a part of enhancing the rich history of East Aurora. Gifts of $500 or more will be acknowledged with a site plaque.

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Update 17
Posted by Rachelle Moyer Francis
1 month ago
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On this Giving Tuesday, help the Aurora Historical Society close the last funding gap of $11,000 to put an elegant bronze statue of President Fillmore on our historic Main Street!
Your donation will be matched by TWO family foundations! Gifts of $1000 will be acknowledged on a plaque!
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Update 16
Posted by Rachelle Moyer Francis
4 months ago
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We have exciting news in the development of our "Millard on Main" campaign! But we need YOUR HELP! We have until February 2019 to raise enough funds to push this project forward. Please consider contributing towards the continued educational development of the Millard Fillmore Presidential Site!
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Update 15
Posted by Rachelle Moyer Francis
6 months ago
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Our outstanding sculptor, Susan Geissler, has her work featured in the Buffalo News today!
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Update 14
Posted by Rachelle Moyer Francis
7 months ago
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Check out the latest Advertiser update! And share, share, share!
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$1,660 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 24 people in 22 months
Created March 9, 2017
Rachelle Moyer Francis
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BT
$50
Barbara Teter
1 month ago
SR
$25
Sandra Roemer
7 months ago
$100
Anonymous
8 months ago
MS
$25
Mary Sandford
13 months ago
$10
Anonymous
16 months ago
AH
$25
Ananya & Amina Barrera Hagner
19 months ago

When we walked from Parkdale Elementary to President Millard Fillmore's home recently with my 4th grade class, we learned he had 2 ponies, their names: Mason & Dixon! LOL. This statue will be next to his home that he built. - Ananya

WB
$25
Wendy Potter Behling
19 months ago

Perfect for the corner and this community

CH
$65
Curtis Henderson
20 months ago
$25
Debbie Prosser
20 months ago
AD
$10
Ashley Dembinski
20 months ago
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