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          The Benton County Historical Society is a non-profit organization whose goal is to preserve local history and be a resource for those seeking genealogical information from Benton County.   Operating as an all-volunteer organization since it’s beginning in 1970, involvement of members as well as non-members is key to obtaining this goal.

           In an effort to preserve local history, the BCHS has been endowed with three properties, all within Vinton, the county seat.  They are The Depot at 612 Second Avenue, the Horridge House at 612 First Avenue, and the Ray House at 912 First Avenue.  You can read more about these properties by clicking on the links in the menu bar above.  

          As thankful as BCHS is for the opportunity of being caretakers for such grand properties, with it comes the burden of financial responsibility.  If you own your home, you can relate.  The worries of “will the furnace turn on this winter?”  “Is the roof going to leak?” “Will the basement flood with all this rain?”  And worse yet, if those things do happen -- “How are we ever going to pay for them?”  Well, the same holds true for the Benton County Historical Society -- times three!

          That's where you come in!  In order for the volunteers at BCHS to do our part, we need you to do what you can.  Please consider giving a donation today or establishing a charitable remainder trust when you are planning for the future of your estate that lists BCHS as a beneficiary.  Since we are a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, your contribution is tax deductible.

          Your donation is very much appreciated!