The “Buy a Share of History” fundraising campaign began as a means to raise income to help support the restoration of the Copeland Covered Bridge. The Society has since expanded the program for new donations to cover the Copeland Historic Site comprising the Copeland Covered Bridge and the adjoining Copeland Carriage Shop (both now owned by the society).
Thanks to the generosity of so many the “Buy a Share of History” campaign was more successful than imagined! Individuals, families and businesses purchased restoration shares in support of the bridge, as gifts, and in memory of loved ones. The bridge project was completed in June of 2002. Shareholders have been acknowledged in signage that stands near the bridge.
Share certificates are still available and new shares will be used to maintain the entire Copeland Historic Site. This will help ensure the preservation of the entire site including the beautiful scenery and related memories for future generations.
If you would like to be a shareholder or purchase a share as a gift, in honor, or in memory of someone dear, please send a check for $25 per share to:
Share of History
Edinburg Historical Society
P.O. Box 801
Edinburg, NY 12134
Please indicate the name you would like on the certificate, and whether the share is in honor of someone, or in memory of someone, as a gift for someone, or for yourself. The Edinburg Historical Society is a 501-c-3 organization so donations are tax-deductible. A certificate will be mailed to you upon receipt of the required information and a donation. Including a telephone number could help in resolving any questions that might arise. The Edinburg Historical Society thanks you most gratefully for your generous support.