HELP SAVE OUR HERITAGE


AN INVITATION

You can participate in the exciting task of constructing and maintaining the Camp Ford Historical Center.

Unlike a battle site, which may have played an important historical role for a single day or even for only a few hours, Camp Ford had a continuous active life of almost three years in which the lives of thousands of soldiers of both governments were profoundly affected. The civilian population of Tyler also felt the stress of continual rumors of impending breakouts from a camp whose inmates often outnumbered the men of the town.

Although conditions within the camp were sometimes harsh, there is no stain of puposeful neglect or abuse associated with Camp Ford. It is a unique site of great historical value to those interested in the Civil War, whether they are from the North or the South.

Donors and members are earnestly sought.


DONATIONS

Your contribution to the Camp Ford Historical Association, a 501 (c)(3), non-profit organization, will help save our Camp Ford heritage. Contributions may be in cash, or through the gift of securities, stocks, bonds or other personal property In kind contributions of equipment and supplies are also welcomed. All donations are fully deductible up to the limits of the current Internal Revenue Code.

The creation of a permanent visitors center at Camp Ford will afford Tyler and Smith County an additional major tourist attraction designed to enhance Tylerís growing image as a destination tourist location. Camp Ford, was the largest Civil War encampment west of the Mississippi River and is of interest to educators, historians and tourists throughout the United States. The center will be of economic importance to the region, of educational importance to school children of the area and of historical importance to the State and Nation.


MEMBERSHIP

To become a member of Camp Ford Historical Association, Inc. and participate in the preservation of this historic site, please print and complete this form.

Camp Ford Historical Association, Inc. is a non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization. All contributions are tax deductible.

Please make your check payable to Camp Ford Historical Ass'n, Inc. and mail to the address below.






CAMP FORD HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION, INC.
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
Membership levels:   No. Amount
Student........ $ 15.00 _____ __________
Senior........ $ 25.00 _____ __________
*Individual........ $ 40.00 _____ __________
**Family........ $ 65.00 _____ __________
***Contributor........ $ 125.00 _____ __________
Sustainer........ $ 250.00 _____ __________
Patron........ $ 500.00 _____ __________
Benefactor........ $1000.00 _____ __________
Lifetime........ $1250.00 _____ __________
In memory of ____________________________________ __________
TOTAL __________
* 1 Free ticket to members-only functions.
** 2 Free ticket to members-only functions.
*** 3 Free ticket to members-only functions.
NAME:_______________________________________________________
ADDRESS:_____________________________________________________



SPONSORS

CORPORATE SPONSORS -
  • Brookshire Grocery Company
  • Carrier Air Conditioning
  • Eugene Talbert Operating Company, Inc.
  • First National Bank of Bullard
  • Southside Bank
  • Walmarts

FOUNDATIONS -

  • B. G. Byars Foundation
  • East Texas Communities Foundation
  • A. W. Riter Family Foundation
  • Rogers Foundation
  • John Ben Shepard Foundation
  • Summerlee Foundation
  • Summerfield-Roberts Foundation
  • Vaughn Foundation

ORGANIZATIONS -

  • Captain James P. Douglas Camp 124, SCV
  • Mollie Moore Davis 217, UDC

RECIPROCAL MEMBERS -

  • Friends of the Mansfield Battlefield
    P. O. Box 44144
    Shreveport, Louisiana 71134-4144





Camp Ford Historical Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 1865
Tyler, Texas 75710

E-mail: Secretary

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