Join us to support the Irvington HIstorical Society and its home, the Bona Thompson Center. Your memberships and donations fund our daily operations and preserve our materials. Your sponsorship allows us to develop programs and serve the community by researching and sharing more of our history.
Join as a member to help support daily operations of the Society.
Become a sponsor to support events and long-term needs.
Join us to support the Irvington HIstorical Society and its home, the Bona Thompson Center.
Volunteers are welcome to assist with scanning for the archives, maintaining the building, curating exhibits, building displays, editing, Web updates, planning events, and sharing information with visitors. We have fun volunteering together and learning more about our community. Let us know how you might like to get involved.
Rent the Bona for your events.
Donate to support one-time or ongoing expenses.
Programming costs can be $50 for printing or food for a reception to Presenter’s workshop fees start at $200; preserving our documents, photographs and art we spend costs from $15 for one storage box, $300 to repair a WWI poster to $1000 to clean and repair a painting, such as Dorothy Morlan’s Irvington in December.
Become a sponsor to support the Bona's events and long-term needs.
Your memberships and donations allows us to continue to operate the Bona admission free! As a sponsor, you, your company, or organization can also benefit.
Donors or Event Sponsor
Your donations play a major role in funding our operations and programs. Programming costs can be $50 for printing or food for a reception to Presenter’s workshop fees start at $200; preserving our documents, photographs and art we spend costs from $15 for one storage box, $300 to repair a WWI poster to $1000 to clean and repair a painting, such as Dorothy Morlan’s Irvington in December.
As a $100 -$400 Donor or Event Sponsor, you receive:
As a $500 -$900 Donor or Event Sponsor, you receive:
Sponsorships $1,000 - $4,000 for 1 year
$5,000 + for the period of 2 years
Your sponsorship supports our building improvements and community programming. For the specified period, you would receive:
Endowments $20,000 and up
Your donation would play a major role in the future of our organization by allowing us to establish an endowment.This level of donation offers:
If you are interested, please consider making a donation to the Bona. Checks should be made out to “The Irvington Historical Society”. You can donate using a credit card via our website,
The Irvington Historical Society is a 501(c)3 corporation.
We thank you for your interest and support.
Dear Friend of Irvington History:
The Irvington Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) organization, relies on donors, sponsors, and volunteers to fulfill our mission to collect, preserve and connect Irvington’s past to its present. Our historic Bona Thompson Center allows us to (1.) preserve the items collected since our organization began in 1964, (2.) create exhibits (history and art) pertinent to the present interests of Irvington and our Indianapolis-area neighbors, and (3.) provide a unique atmosphere for community gatherings.
Over the past two years we have exhibited the following: