Your past support of the Coronado Historical Association has been so essential over our 51-year history. With your help and our shared dedication, appreciation, and passion for our unique history, CHA has continued on our mutual mission of preservation and education. The safeguarding and appreciation of our unique history and culture has persisted through these extraordinary and perilous times.
With the loss of income from the canceled events, lost museum admissions, and gift shop sales, surviving these state-mandated shut-downs has been a challenge. As you may have noted from recent news releases, museums and cultural organizations across California are struggling. Since the pandemic began back in March, CHA, just as many businesses, have been closed or operating at severely reduced capacity. The resulting loss in revenue meant an agonizing decision to reduce staffing and make drastic budget cuts in order to secure the future of our historical association.
CHA does an incredible job of incorporating the local community into everything it does. This year, we expanded educational programs in Coronado’s schools virtually, championed the preservation of our historic neighborhoods, supported local businesses through our lunchtime “Bite of History” events, featured guest speakers on historical topics in our virtual lecture series, and professionally stewarded our vast historic collection. All of this would not have been possible without your generous support.
As we continue to navigate the unknowns of the pandemic and economic downturn, we are asking you, our most loyal and dedicated supporters to ensure we continue to serve our community into the future. Thanks to dedicated supporters like you, we can maintain our focus on Coronado. Only through your donations and help, can CHA survive during the most challenging times in our 50-year history.
Please take the time today to join me and make your tax-deductible year-end gift to CHA’s annual fund by visiting www.coronadohistory.org, or calling 619.435.7242. Thank you for your support.