Friends of the Farm Giving Program

Heritage Farm is proud to be a family-friendly environment offering people of all ages the opportunity to experience the past, develop an appreciation and respect for the present, and excitement about the immeasurable possibilities for the future.

Our Giving Program is a unique opportunity to experience the Farm in a new and exciting way. Our Friends will enjoy unlimited visits throughout the year, invitations to exclusive events, discounts on rentals, and a sense of pride knowing they are part of the meaningful things going on at Heritage Farm, West Virginia’s first Smithsonian Affiliate.

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Sponsor Our Wildlife Nature Center

Have your, your loved one, or your business, name on an animal exhibit that will help over 10,000 area school-aged children meet over 30 different learning objectives about the native wildlife of Appalachia! Your sponsorship of our new Wildlife Nature Center would help cover the animal exhibit space, substrate, and habitat cost, filtration and temperature regulation costs, animal food costs, and educational signage cost.

Our hope is to design this facility to be a unique “living classroom” experience where visitors are able to learn about the wildlife of Appalachia while actually being surrounded by live animals native to the area. We believe that conservation education should first be about getting people to care about the local wildlife and their habitats through personal encounters, and then informing them of how they are impacting those things with their actions every day.

Your sponsorship will be marked by a plaque with the name of yourself, your loved one, or your business below the exhibit space for all visitors to see. Learn more about how you can support our Nature Center and how it will benefit both the people and wildlife of Central Appalachia.

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Giving Levels

All levels include a membership giving free admission to the Farm for 2 adults and children ages 17 and under for one year, including Festivals, Kid’s Days and Christmas Village.


All the benefits of the Appalachian Level
30% off hall or inn rentals
1 free overnight stay for inn of your choice (subject to availability, must call for reservation)


All the benefits of the Pioneer Level
20% off hall or inn rentals
1 free overnight stay in Blackberry or Strawberry Inn (subject to availability, must call for reservation)
One year Smithsonian Affiliate membership and subscription to Smithsonian Magazine


All the benefits of the Frontier Level
10% discount on hall or inn rentals
Membership with North American Reciprocal Museum Association* for 1 year

*North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM) is one of the largest reciprocal programs in the world. With membership enjoy discounts at over 1,000 participating museums in North America.


Two day passes for friends
Membership to Time Travelers* for 1 year
Time Travelers is a nationwide reciprocal benefits program in which museums, historical societies, and research centers can choose to participate.

*With membership, you will receive discounts at participating museums and historical landmarks.

*We also allow membership levels to be paid for in installments. If you are interested in this, please call (304) 522-1244 and ask for Jeff Wise or email him at

*The Heritage Farm Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations to the Foundation can qualify as a charitable deduction as allowed by law. Please consult your tax advisor to determine deductibility.

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