$1,000 - Civil War Trust/American Battlefield Trust

The CWT/ABT is America's largest non-profit organization devoted to the preservation of our nation's endangered battlefields. It has saved over 51,000 acres.  The Trust also promotes educational programs and heritage tourism initiatives to inform the public of the Civil War's history.  The CWDF has conducted several programs for the Trust’s annual conferences and teacher institutes and the CWDF was named the Trust’s Reenactment Unit of the Year in 2011.  Our $1,000 donation will continue our designation as a member of the CWT’s “Color Bearers” donor group.        


$1,000 – National Civil War Museum

The CWDF has presented several dance demonstrations at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and it has allowed us to conduct our free dance classes there to prepare guests for the Civil War Preservation Ball.  The Museum is seeking money for temporary exhibits, free community days, and lecture series.    Our donation will support the Museum’s free lecture series.  

Website: https://www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org/


$1,000 – Historical Society of Dauphin County

The Society is headquartered in the John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  Cameron was Lincoln’s first Secretary of War.  Our donation will support the acquisition of archival letter display boxes and cases so that Civil War era letters to and from Cameron can be safely displayed and the repair of a Vienna style clock from Bailey & Co. of Philadelphia which was owned by Cameron.

Website: http://dauphincountyhistory.org/


Preserving Our Heritage

The CWDF/VDE uses the proceeds from its performances and sales of its dance instruction DVD to support various historic preservation and education programs. We have also donated thousands of dollars in services and thousands of hours of volunteer time.  Through 2018, the CWDF has made direct cash donations of over $63,000.  When combined with fund-raising balls and events we conducted for other organizations, we have now helped to raise over $280,000

$3,000 Donated by CWDF for Preservation in 2019             

The Civil War Dance Foundation donated $3,000 to three organizations for Civil War preservation  projects in 2019.  This year’s donations were:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Alliance to Preserve the Civil War Defenses of Washington

Antietam National Battlefield*

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum – Roundhouse Restoration Fund

Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home – Hurricane Restoration Fund*

Belle Grove Plantation

Boy Scout Venture Crew 1861 Fife and Drum Corps

Camp Curtin Historical Society*

Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation

Center for Civil War Photography

Central Virginia Battlefields Trust

Civil War and Underground Railroad Museum of Philadelphia

Civil War Trust*
          Adopt a Class Room Program
          Land Acquisition
          Traveling Educational Trunk Program

Col. Harry Gilmor Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans,
         Adopt a Confederate Grave Project

Cooper's Battery Monument Project

Dauphin County Historical Society*

Dr. Patri Pugliese Scholarship Fund

Eckley Miners Village - Breaker Project

Eli Slifer House

Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield, Inc.

Ford's Theatre Society

George Meade Society – Scholarship Fund

Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association

Gettysburg Foundation*

Gettysburg National Military Park*

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park*

Hampton Mansion National Historic Site*

Historic Yellow Springs

Jerusalem Mill Preservation Project

Joseph Junkin Homestead

Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic Museum

Liberia Plantation House Restoration

Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania – Essay Contest

Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Longstreet Society

Maryland Historical Society

Monocacy National Battlefield*

Moores Memorial Library -- Christiana Riot Material Archive

Museum of the Confederacy*

National Civil War Museum*

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Patapsco Female Institute Historic Site

Pennsylvania Capitol Preservation Committee – Civil War Flag Project

Pennsylvania Muster Rolls Restoration Project

Pennsylvania State Archives

President Lincoln's Cottage

Red Mill Museum

Save Historic Arlington House

Sons of Union Veterans Hartranft Camp No. 15

Star Spangled Banner House

Stonewall Jackson Headquarters in Winchester, Va.

U.S.S. Constellation

Wilderness Battlefield – Ellwood House Project

Winchester Old Court House Museum

Our direct donations over the years have been given to:

 * Multiple donations over the years

Jim Lighthizer. President of the Civil War Trust, accepting a donation from CWDF President Annette Keener-Farley.  Over the years, the CWDF has donated over $15,500 to various CWT projects.

The CWDF donated money to the Camp Curtin Historical Society for the erection of the Gen. Albert Jenkins Monument in Mechanicsburg, Pa., marking the northernmost advance of the Confederate Army during the Gettysburg Campaign.

Gettysburg National Military Park Superintendent Ed Clark (second from left) accepts a check from VDE Dance Master Larry Keener-Farley, State Repre- sentative Harry Readshaw and CWDF President Annette Keener-Farley.  The CWDF has supported the Pennsylvania Gettysburg Monuments Project (popularly known as “Readshaw’s Raiders”) since its founding by conducting fund-raising dance classes and balls. Over the years, these events have raised over $100,000 for the restoration of monuments at the Gettysburg National Military Park.