How You Can Help
Financial support is also needed to professionally catalogue the museum’s collection of artifacts and photographs and to continue the development of the extensive oral history project.
Volunteering as a docent is yet another way to assist. After training, view docents spend two weekday afternoons per month. Working on the time-sensitive oral history and cataloguing projects are other worthwhile opportunity for volunteers.
Donors are needed to help provide for the operating costs of the two studios in Building 9, the current location of the Workhouse Prison Museum.
To achieve these goals, a minimum of
$20,000 is needed every year.
Friends Benefits—pick a giving level that allows these fascinating stories to be carried on.
Level Contribution Benefits
Friend up to $100 Recognition roster
Musician $100-499 Chuck “Go Go” Brown CD
Chaplain $500-999 Suffragist jail house door pin or pendent
Warden $1,000-4,999 Dinner for two with a Workhouse-era historian
Suffragist $5,000-9,999 Exclusive suffragist doll and invitation for two to a gala event
Patron $10,000+ Exclusive event recognition
The museum is free and open to the public Wednesday through Friday, noon-3 P.M., and Saturday and Sunday noon-4 P.M.
Tax-deductible donations to the Workhouse Prison Museum at The Workhouse Arts Center are gratefully accepted. The Lorton Arts Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Make checks payable to:
Workhouse Arts Foundation/Workhouse Museum
9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, Virginia 22079-3413
The prison has been transformed; it’s like a phoenix rising from the ashes. Yet there are so many echoes of its former self. Sherrill Lockhart-Gaye, former Corrections Officer