One day, about fifteen years ago, I had an idea that began quite small: a simple window display in a neighborhood undergoing drastic changes. Appreciating that New York City has historically been a place of constant change, I was eager to offer something new that respected its rich past.
An unlikely success, thanks to you.
By sharing a handful of local artifacts in a public display, a modest dream began to grow into a community project. With the participation of fellow civic-minded New Yorkers, we grew this little dream into a real storefront museum. A museum that seemed to exist despite all odds. And yet, New York was just the right place for this endeavor that helped people celebrate the city they loved. Sincerity and passion outweighed cynicism and apathy as our dream grew big.
Important growth, thanks to you.
Now, after fifteen years of growing, we are daring to dream bigger still. In the past year we have introduced new staff and board members, an administrative office and workshop, and have built new ambitious programming for our upcoming year. These major developments were possible thanks to your support.
Just as when The City Reliquary began, our city and country face incredible challenges. In response, we continue to fortify our community project as a safe place for civic appreciation and diverse celebrations. But we need your help.
Our future depends on you.
To provide the optimistic and inclusive vision of what our city and country truly represent, we call for your support.
To prove in the face of adversity that we may not be more accurately represented by our leaders than by ourselves, we rely on your support.
To continue building on our past, and to sustain the bold future we’ve dreamt of, we must have your support.
With your support, we will continue to dedicate our sincerest energies to making New York City a place we can all continue to be proud to call home.
As always, we’re very grateful for your generosity and belief in our mission. If you’ve already made your gift, thank you! If not, I invite you to make your tax-deductible gift before Dec. 31. To qualify for a 2016 tax deduction, make your gift online by 11:50 pm EST on Dec. 31.
If you prefer to mail your gift, please send a check made out to “The City Reliquary” to:
The City Reliquary Museum
370 Metropolitan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
With faith and fortitude, I am,