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Give to the Annual Fund

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On April 10, 1954, the American Clock & Watch Museum first opened its doors to the public as the first museum in the country dedicated to horology.


Much has changed over the past seven decades. In 1954,

· the average income in the US was $4,137

· a gallon of gas was $.23

· "Rock Around the Clock” was recorded by Bill Haley & His Comets

· the TV dinner was introduced by American entrepreneur Gerry Thomas

· the Boeing 707 was released after two years of development


While some things, like costs of goods, technology, and tastes in food and music, may have changed, others have not. In particular, the American Clock & Watch Museum has continued its commitment to preserve the history and heritage of the American clock and watch industries.


In honor of the museum’s 70th anniversary, the Board of Directors has set two goals: to get 70 new gifts to the annual fund and to raise $70,000 for the annual fund. This fund provides approximately 25% of the operating revenue for the museum and is the financial basis for the care of our collection, exhibitions, educational programming for students and adults, and research activities throughout the year.


Won’t you please help us reach our $70,000 goal by making a gift to the museum?


Every gift makes a difference! Through your generosity, we will be able to continue to preserve and interpret the museum’s collections and enhance the educational experience of our visitors. 


Thank You! We appreciate your generous support.

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Become a Member

Keep your finger on the pulse of all programs, events, and activities at the museum.


Individual 1 Year- $30- Includes free admission to the museum galleries, reduced admission to special programs, 10% Discount on museum shop purchases, additional discounts on special shop and book sale opportunities as announced, subscription to Times e-newsletter emailed quarterly, subscription to Timepiece Journal e-edition emailed twice per year, invitations to special events, including new exhibition openings.


Individual 3 Years- $80- Includes same as above, but with a $10 savings when purchased for three years.

Family 1 Year- $45- Includes same as Individual 1 Year, but for 2 adults and all children in the immediate family under 18 years of age.

Family 3 Years- $125- Includes same as Family 1 Year, but with a $10 savings when purchased for three years.

Contributing- $100- Includes same benefits as family membership, but in addition, you will receive 4 guest passes to the museum and an invitation for a special event hosted for Contributing members.

Life- $1,500- Individual benefits for the lifetime of the member.

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Give to the HVAC project

Your tax-deductible donation will help us complete the installation of a new heating and air conditioning (HVAC) system that will service our eight public galleries, collection storage areas, and office spaces. This will include the removal of our 1956 cast iron boiler and oil tanks in favor of a more energy-efficient heat pump system. The new system will have the ability to properly control both temperature and humidity throughout the museum's building, which will create a better environment both for the preservation of our collection and for the comfort of our visitors.

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Your Gift

Did you know that some companies offer a Matching Gift program that can double your gift to the Museum? Check with your employer to obtain a matching gift form.

Join the Legacy Society

Join with other generous individuals who have included the American Clock & Watch Museum in their estate plans. Their generosity helps to ensure our collections and programs will be shared with generations to come.


100 Maple Street

Bristol, CT 06010


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