Stand Up For History! The James A. Ramage Civil War Museum is launching its "Stand Up For History" initiative as part of the Battery Hooper Days celebration on August 20th and 21st. "Stand Up For History" is an opportunity for local companies and individuals to make an impact at the museum as it begins its first year of being self-sustaining. "Most people don't realize that the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum started paying its own way on July 1st" said board President Bob Clements. "While we were able to raise almost $10,000 in the last year to cover basic operations, we still need to secure funding for every special event held at the museum." "Stand Up For History" allows both local companies and individuals to sponsor events or activities at the museum. "We have been fortunate in the past to have some local companies sponsor our ongoing archaeology and the park benches at Battery Hooper Park. What we need now are more people to "Stand Up for History" and sponsor the activities at Battery Hooper Days in August." The sponsorships, ranging from $75.00 - $500.00, will enable the museum to bring in living history actors portraying Abraham Lincoln, Union Generals Lew Wallace & Horatio Wright, Harriet Beecher Stowe (Uncle Tom's Cabin author) and Harriet Tubman (Underground Railroad). "Stand Up For History" will also help cover expenses including the popular Honey Hill Farm & Petting Zoo and the expected operating costs of the two-day event. "San Juan Romero of Fort Wright, Kentucky has become our first sponsor for Battery Hooper Days. He is sponsoring the Harriet Beecher Stowe presentation. San Juan's generous donation will allow us to bring in one of the best living history interrupters in the area. Mr. Romero's name will be listed on our web site, on the Battery Hooper's Day sponsor's banner, and mentioned during the event for "Standing Up For History." Battery Hooper Days will be held on August 20th and 21st. For additional information and directions: Visit the City of Fort Wright's website at www.fortwright.com and click on the Civil War Museum tab. To learn more about the "Stand Up For History" sponsorship program contact Bob Clements / firstname.lastname@example.org / 513-901-5539.
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