The Ginger House Museum

Sample engraving

Contributions

Contributors


Christine McDonald

(Cash and a gown Ginger wore)


​Joanne Carlson

(Ginger Rogers shoes, a letter, & more)


Pat Delap

(silent auction donations)

Buy a Brick - Help Preserve the Birthplace of Ginger Rogers


Your contribution can help preserve this piece of history. We will accept memorabilia or monetary gifts through the Local History Preservation Society as a tax-deductible donation. In recognition of your generous offering, your name will be engraved on a brick (or bricks) which will be placed somewhere on the property sidewalks for posterity.

Special Project Sponsorships Available: 


Site Survey $1,500


Landscape Architect $1,500


Two benches for the exterior patio area $1,400 (with name plate)


Wood privacy fence $3,000


Metal 3' fence around the front and side of the house $3,500


Sidewalk from house to street $1,200


Sidewalks in front and side of the house $3,000


Repair the front porch $2,500


Exterior siding repair and painting of the house and trim $2,800


Construction of parking area $7,000


Construction of patio area $2,500


Please contact us for more information about how to be a special project sponsor. 


Benefactors


Helen Padgitt


HearthMasters, Inc. crew

(Much of work on the house)


Gene Padgitt

(General Contractor -Most of the work on the house)


Roberta Olden

​(Items owned by Ginger Rogers-gowns, prints, shoes, and more)

Contribution Amount

$100 Friend of Ginger Rogers Buy a Brick and we'll have your name engraved on it - the bricks will be used for the sidewalk and patio improvements on the site. Your brick will be a permanent addition to the project. 


$200 Ginger Fan: Buy two bricks and we'll have your name (s) engraved on it - the bricks will be used for the sidewalk and patio improvements on the site. Your brick will be a permanent addition to the project. Thank you! You get two paver bricks with up to 20 letters each.


$500 Supporter of the Ginger Project: You'll get five bricks with the names of your choice or whatever you would like to say on them, an 8" x 10" print of Ginger Rogers, and a listing on our website as a supporter of the museum.  The bricks will be used for the sidewalk and patio improvements on the site. Your brick will be a permanent addition to the project.


$1,000 Contributor to the Museum A $1,000 gift:  Contributor level. You'll get a large clay tile or stone with your name and logo (if desired) up to five lines of wording included, An 8" x 10" photo of Ginger Rogers, a festival poster from 2018, Free admission for two to the site for 10 years, and a listing on our website as a contributor.  the bricks will be used for the sidewalk and patio improvements on the site. Your brick will be a permanent addition to the project.


$10,000 Benefactor of the Museum A $10,000 gift or higher: Benefactor level. You will receive a large clay tile with your name and logo as a permanent fixture to the museum, All the perks at the $1,000 level, and you or your company will be listed as a benefactor with your name on a plaque to be added somewhere on the property, and listed on our website as a benefactor. Plus you'll have free admission to this historic site and all special activities for life for up to four people.


When we get ready to engrave we will contact you for your logo or wording with up to 20 letters. 

Supporters


​Vivian G. Miner

(museum items)


Maria McKenzie

(museum items)


Tamie Dorsch

(Museum Items)


Independence Young Matrons (Tiny houses)


Gloria Rendon

(Hat and other museum items)

Friends


Donna Soetaert

Sherry Moore
​Tamie Dorsch

Gloria Fetter

Jamyi McLaughlin

Frank Kithcart

Terri Padgitt

Richard Soetaert

Alice Brink

Phillip Thomas

Cynthia Thomas

Marie Duerksen

Alex Rescher

Mike Thompson

Lowell Crow

Jennifer Krigbaum

Heather Forbush

Megan Robinson



Open to the public 

- Birthplace of ginger rogers | Independence, Missouri -