The Lynchburg Museum Foundation is now participating in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. If you would like to participate, your purchases will earn cash rewards that go to the Foundation at no cost to you. Please register your Kroger Plus Card with our NPO (Non-Profit Organization) number 90272. Just go the website below and enroll.
TO USE THE KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM:
• To register online, go to http://krogercommunityrewards.com/
• Have your Kroger Plus card handy and register with your organization after you sign up.
• Click on Sign In/Register.
• Most participants are new customers, so click SIGN UP TODAY in the New Customer box.
• Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards and input your Kroger card number after logging on
• Update or confirm your information.
• Enter NPO number 90272, and select organization from list and confirm.
• To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right.
• Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.
• Members must re-enroll in August of each year.
Lynchburg Museum & Point of Honor See Record Year!
The Lynchburg Museum and Point of Honor finished fiscal year 2016 (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016) with the highest attendance ever since opening in the 1970s. Visitors came from all 50 states and 37 countries. A total of 21,755 people toured, attended events, or participated in outreach programs during the year. In fiscal year 2015, the total was 16,788.
Visitors to the Lynchburg Museum totaled 11,104 and Point of Honor had 6,225. Events at Point of Honor attracted 3,007 people in spite of the largest annual event, Day at the Point, being rained out last year. During the year, 77 school groups visited with a total of 4,298 students, and 104 other groups visited with 1,912 people. Outreach programs taken to senior and recreation centers, schools, and civic groups totaled 1,419.
The Lynchburg Museum System Foundation, the 501(c) (3) organization which provides financial and other support, also had a successful year taking in $65,331 from donations, membership, and other sources. The Foundation had a total of $30,970 revenue in fiscal year 2015.
Museum Director Doug Harvey noted, “There are a variety of factors that impact visitation—gas prices, weather, what exhibits are featured, marketing, and many others. This past year, we had several exhibits that drew good numbers including Experience the James and To Be Sold, the exhibit on slavery. The Museum waived admission fees beginning in 2015, and that is certainly part of the growth. Downtown Lynchburg continues to see more activity, and we hosted four full grades of City school students this year, so all of these factor in.” A complete annual report for the Lynchburg Museum System will be released this fall once final data is compiled.