Helping local museums

We now have a free fundraising program for museums based on local merchant advertising.

This is offered through participation with

How it works:

  1. Museum signs up with History Partners (free).
  2. 30% of merchant ads purchased on in your community are donated directly to your museum’s Square account.
    Note: If a museum does not already have a Square merchant account that gives them the ability to directly receive credit card payments, they can sign up for a free account (no card swipe equipment needed). Then the museum authorizes the oooLocal web app to transfer funds raised directly to the museum’s Square account. The museum has immediate and complete control of funds raised.
  3. oooLocal recruits local newspaper, radio station, or independent salesperson to manage local ad sales.
    If museum chooses to manage ad sales, museum receives additional 30%. At least 60% of local ad sale proceeds stay in the community.
  4. oooLocal provides hosted online donation page for direct donations to museum.
    This page is connected to the museum’s Square merchant account, so museum has immediate and complete control of funds raised.

Sign up now.

Comanche Oral History Documentary

This project, currently in the filming stage, has already recorded interviews with 22 of Quanah Parker's descendants. More interviews are happening this spring. The film will premier in up to 33 Texas and Oklahoma towns and cities September-November 2019. Learn more about the project or reserve your tickets now for the premier near you.

The Power of Stories

History Partners is building a network of engaging speakers who are excited to talk about history in community settings, large and small. We are also collecting stories from history written by participating authors, to be distributed through a variety of channels. At every event and in every story published, local participating museums and authors will be highlighted.

Stronger Together

Local historical museums are already a potent force in their communities. Scholars and authors working on history projects have a wealth of information and knowledge to share, as do a small army of "kitchen table historians" who research specific topics with great commitment. But these museums, authors, and individuals can be stronger together. That's the mission of History Partners - to help museums and authors work together with individual history buffs to share knowledge, passion, resources, and excitement.

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