Needham History Center & Museum Needham History Center & Museum, Needham Massachusetts 02492
 

Become a Sponsor of the Needham History Center

ANNUAL CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS
Support the Needham History Center with an annual Corporate Sponsorship. Your Sponsorship donation engages you and your business in a partnership with the History Center. We preserve the treasures and teach the stories of Needham’s past, to help inform its present and future!

Corporate Sponsor Information (.pdf)

REACHING A LARGE AUDIENCE
Through our publications, outreach, and social media, we reach a wide audience – several thousand people – every week, both within and outside of Needham.

  • Members – direct contact, including a weekly email newsletter, with about 500 members
  • Schools – Our third-grade curriculum program reaches every Needham third-grader and their families (approx. 600 children), in addition to our other school projects at the elementary, middle, and high school levels
  • Social Media
    • Weekly postings to our own Facebook page (c. 1100 followers) and to the Needham community
    • Facebook page (3000+ followers) for a combined total “reach” of 8-10,000 people weekly
    • Instagram – Our new and growing Instagram feed has 300 followers so far.Local Media –
  • Needham’s Weekly History Lesson,” a popular weekly column, in the Needham Times; weekly
    circulation circa 12,000 (delivered to every household and business in town)
  • We have an ongoing presence on The Needham Channel (local cable), with co-produced films
    and short subjects scheduled on several days in each week (available to all Needham cable-TV
    customers), and on demand to anyone via internet streaming
  • Website – Our website traffic averages 1000-1500 visitors per month, about one-third of whom click
    over from our social media posts
  • Visitors – More than 2500 people visit our museum each year to view exhibits, shop, or attend
    lectures, meetings, and events
  • Community Outreach – We participate and contribute to 25-30 events each year with other
    organizations in the community (social and municipal) – such as speaking at the event, providing
    materials and information for the event, collaborating on a community initiative, etc.

OTHER SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
We want to work with you to find the right fit for you at the Needham History Center & Museum. In
addition to the above opportunities, we also offer our corporate partners the option to sponsor the
NHC & M in a variety of different ways including adult and children’s programming, conservation
efforts, or ways to support publications that go out to our membership:

  • Exhibits – We have a program of exhibits for adults and children, including community-focused exhibits in partnership with local organizations, and exhibits that highlight local involvement in pivotal historical commemorations. ($2000-5000)
  • Reading Across the Ages – We have a monthly History Book Group for adults, to share and discuss a recent history or historical-fiction book. We also have a Story Hour for young children to learn about our community from local authors, civil servants, and other leaders in their field. ($1000)
  • The Gazette – Our quarterly newsletter includes news, updates, collections highlights, calendars, sponsor profiles, and – of course – some Needham history! ($2000)
  • 1850 Schoolhouse Day – An all-day schoolhouse experience, as part of the local history curriculum.  In addition to the 1850 Schoolhouse Day for third graders, we have a wide array of programs with the schools, including supplementary in-school programs, community service opportunities, and extracurricular and enrichment programs with the Public Schools. ($1000 per school, or $5000 program)
  • Collections Conservation – As we continue to make our collections available in the community, there is an increasing need to conserve and stabilize our most precious items. Please contact Gloria about current projects and how you can help.

Please call Gloria Greis at 781-455-8860 or greis@needhamhistory.org to discuss which opportunity may be best for you and your business.