Capital Campaign

TCNM at the village in grace bay

The TCNM campus in the Village at Grace Bay is an idea whose time has come. The Museum has embarked on a Capital Campaign to raise the $5 million necessary to bring this idea to life. Preserving the past for the future needs support from everyone – Shape the Future of the Museum and be a part of history with your donation.

Your donation in any amount will be appreciated. But to make the biggest impact, consider donating at the $250 level or higher. At the $1,000 level and up you will automatically become a member of the Benefactor’s or Director’s Circle.

One Person Can Make a Difference
Nearly 200 years ago an Englishman donated his private collection of “stones and bones” to an upstart, unstable nation he had never been to. With striking foresight, he created an institution “for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men” and to insure its survival gave it an endowment of $515,169. Crazy? Hardly. The man was James Smithson. The institution is now the National Museum of the United States, better known as the Smithsonian.  It is the largest, most visited museum in the world.

Our own Miracle
The TCNM has a similarly miraculous origin. It was created 22 years ago by Mrs. Grethe Seim who, like Smithson, was not a native of the land that benefited from her gift. Like Smithson, she had a vision of what could be. The new campus will build on that vision and allow the Museum to share the island’s rich history, archaeology, and culture with more visitors and residents.Lycayan paddle with Kid|246

US Citizens – If you are a US citizen or have a US-based company or foundation, you can receive a tax-deduction for your gift in support of the Museum. Make your donation online or contact the Friends of the Turks & Caicos National Museum, a US-registered 501(c) (3) non-profit supporting organization.

Questions? For Answers Contact:
Mrs. Pat Saxton, Director, TCNM
In the TCI or international call:  649-946-2160
From the US call:  505-216-1795

Dr. Donald H. Keith, President, TCNM Foundation
39 Condesa Road, Santa Fe, NM 87508
Tel: 505-216-7675

Dr. Toni L. Carrell, Friends of the Turks & Caicos National Museum
39 Condesa Road, Santa Fe, NM 87508

Want More Information? Download our TCNM Grace Bay brochure (PDF)