From 2004 through 2007, TLC, in partnership with Howard University, successfully raised approximately $600,000 in funding to restore the exterior masonry of the house and to stabilize it while raising funds for the remaining restoration work. Since 2005, TLC has raised over $113,000 in general operating support and over $20,000 in support for its bi-annual programming initiatives. Now the organization is engaged in planning for the future museum, including: refining the museum concept; coordinating the museum needs with the interior design plans; researching opportunities to develop the museum collection collection policy; identifying future audiences; and planning for programs and exhibits that will engage the identified audiences.
The Robert and Mary Church Terrell House Museum and LeDroit Park Cultural Center (TLC) is embarking on a capital campaign to raise $2 million to complete the restoration of the Terrell House. TLC is also seeking an additional $1 million for operating support and program development. This will allow TLC, a 501 (c) (3) organization, continue to move forward with fundraising, project management, museum development, and program development. The overall capital campaign has a goal of $3 million to be raised by June 2013.
Once restored, the Terrell house will house a museum celebrating the legacy of the Terrells and the LeDroit Park neighborhood. It will be the first museum in D.C. dedicated to a specific neighborhood’s history. There will also be meeting space that will be made available to the community. Offices will house Howard University scholars researching a variety of subjects related to Mary Church Terrell, including civil rights, women’s rights, and voting rights.
Levels of sponsorship
Sponsor ($2,500 and above)
Contributor ($1,000 – $2,499)
Supporter ($100 – $999)
Friend ($25 – $99)
Benefits of sponsorship to be announced soon.
We will soon provide a link to donate online. In the mean time, please contact us by email or writing to the Mary Church Terrell House, 326 T Street NW, Washington, DC 20001