help the battlefield with your tax deductible donation to Friends of the Little
Bighorn Battlefield (Friends). On February 24, 1998 Friends signed its first Memorandum of Agreement with the
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (LIBI) becoming an official partner
with LIBI and the National Park Service. Since then, we
have succeeded in all of our project goals assisting LIBI.
Friends operates without a paid staff while led by a
board of directors who give
their time freely and without compensation. Expenses are kept to a minimum which
ensures most of every dollar donated is used to help protect LIBI's natural and
You can feel reassured that your donations will help the battlefield.
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address with anyone or any organization. If you contribute online by clicking on
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Thanks again for helping Friends help the battlefield.
Remember that Friends is a non-profit 501 c3, so your donations are tax
Don't forget to check with your
employer for matching contributions.
Projects for 2006 replace dead Spruce trees in Custer National
Cemetery. And, new warrior granite markers -- stay tuned, still developing.
Project for 2007 - 2008 -- donated $5,000 to the NPS for use in the development
of the Sitting Bull exhibit in the museum.
Exhibit is scheduled for 2008.
Projects for 2009 --
Chief Curator Sharon
Small requested $300.00 for materials to construct platforms to place some of
the archived collections storage cabinets off the floor in case of an accidental
water leak. The same donation also provides for materials to construct shelves
to properly store the paintings that are currently leaning against each other.
$2,400.00 to fund
one teacher as part of the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program started last year in
the NPS. The teacher selected will spend two months at LIBI working in all the
divisions. The following April, the teacher will wear the NPS uniform at school
and share with his class some of the experiences he had while working at LIBI.
It is a great way to instill an appreciation of the NPS and its programs with
students. Supt. Hammond will require the teacher to write a report about his
experience for the Friends newsletter.
Chief Historian John
Doerner requested $800.00 to replace the batteries that power his electric cart.
He uses this small vehicle to transport himself around the Monument. The final
cost for the batteries totaled $600.00. The surplus will remain in the LIBI
general fund which well apply towards a future project.