(914) 277-4977

335 Route 202
Somers, NY 10589


Adopt and Artifact Program

In the summer of 2013, our Student Historians initiated the Adopt an Artifact
Program for objects in the Wright Reis Homestead to "... not only highlight
some of these artifacts, but to raise funds to help preserve, conserve,
and/orbetter protect, these objects which have touched each of us in a
different manner," explains Student Historian Erika Panzarino, (Adelphi,
Class of 2015).

Somers Historical Society assisted the students in implementing this
program and has expanded it to include objects in our own collection. Since
the Homestead's bequest to the Town of Somers, the Society has been the
designated steward of Town of Somers collections housed at the Wright
Reis Homestead.

Adopt an Artifact today!

Any individual or business can identify an object they wish to "adopt." Once
sufficient funds are raised to carry out the determined restoration or conservation
need, the object is sent out for work. Student Historians work with the Society's
Collection Committee to identify objects and track them through the restoration
process. Once the restoration is complete, the artifact returns to display, along with
the names of its adopters.

Participants in the Adopt an Artifact program will have their name affiliated with the
object on signage in the homestead and elsewhere. Adopters also receive an
"Adoption Certificate."

Contact Somers Historical Society at somershistoricalsoceity@yahoo.com or
(914) 277-4977 for more information. Please keep in mind the Society's regular
office hours are Thursdays from 2-4 pm so phone messages might not be returned