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Remarkable Homes Tour: Advance Tickets for the 2015 Tour

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Straw Hat Soiree: Tickets for the 2015 Soiree

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MHS Members Only: Purchase Combo Tickets for Remarkable Homes Tour and Straw Hat Soiree
As a privilege of membership, current and new MHS members may purchase a discount combination ticket for both the homes tour and the soiree.

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Annual Appeal 2014

Thank you for your generous support of the MHS. Your financial donations to the MHS ensure that we can continue to make capital improvements to our buildings and properties, and they ensure that we can continue to provide quality programs and exhibitions for the whole family.

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Annual Appeal

Please read the 2014 Appeal from MHS Board President Rick Camp, and please consider a donation.

December 2014

Dear Neighbor,

I hope you have noticed the new look of the Allis-Bushnell House as you drive down the
Post Road. Our gracious 1785 home has been painted a beautiful shade of yellow and has
a new roof, thanks to friends and neighbors like you!

Not only have we painted our house, but we have been bringing it alive with events that
many of you have enjoyed. In the past year, we have hosted two open houses, three
members’ receptions, and two popular book author events--all at the Allis-Bushnell House.
We presented three Frederick Lee Lectures at Memorial Town Hall, and we hosted our
second successful Remarkable Homes Tour and Straw Hat Soirée. Our exhibit, The
Business of Leisure: Madison Welcomes Its Summer Colony at Lee’s Academy, was enjoyed by
several hundred visitors. In addition, we exhibited at numerous fairs, led guided hikes, and
held a hugely popular 43rd Annual Antiques Fair on the Madison Town Green.

We have been busy, but we could be even busier. We are proud of the Allis-Bushnell House,
and we want every Madison resident to be able to enjoy it. We would like to be able to hold
more events such as exhibits, lectures, classes and celebrations at the Allis-Bushnell House,
but to do this we need to make the house more user-friendly. That means installing a
handicapped accessible entrance and first-floor bathroom. It is not as visible as painting the
house or putting on a new roof. But it will allow us to bring more visitors into our house to
learn about our town and our shared history.

We know many worthy organizations are asking for your help. We ask that you consider a
gift to the Madison Historical Society’s Annual Fund so we can make the Allis-Bushnell
house accessible to everyone.

Thank you, in advance, for your contribution. 


Rick Camp
MHS Board President





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