Friends of the Museum
Both of our sites have Friends societies to support the museums. This can be financial support through fundraising programmes to preserve and develop the collections, or the provision of help when appropriate. Friends groups can also help to foster an interest in the Museum at home and overseas.
FRIENDS OF SCHOMBERG HOUSE
The Friends of Schomberg House help to support our Belfast museum. The group is overseen by a committee voted for annually at the AGM.
Benefits exclusive to members of Friends of Schomberg House:
- Quarterly newsletter giving details of events and updates of the museum’s progress
- Free copy of the Journal of Orange History
- Specially organised programme of events and outings
- First refusal of Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland jewels and preferential notice on other limited edition products
The first year of individual membership is £17.95, with an annual renewal rate of £10.
Lodge and Corporate Membership
Orange lodges and other corporate bodies can join at our Lodge and Corporate membership rate of £50 per year with an annual renewal rate of £40. This membership entitles the group to a free guided visit to the museum and free hire of the lodge room on one occasion. The group also receives a free copy of the Journal of Orange Heritage.
The Friends of Schomberg House Committee for the year 2016 – 2017:
- Chairman: Andrew Charles
- Vice-chairman: David McNarry
- Secretary: Brian Blair
- Treasurer: Derek Gallagher
- Desmond Brownlie
- David Cargo
- Alan Lindsay
- John McAllister
- Trevor McIntyre
- David Cargo
- Jack McKee
How to Join:
If you would like to become a member of the Friends of Schomberg House, you can either:
1. Print out a membership application form here and send it along with a cheque or postal order made out to “Friends of Schomberg House” to:
Friends of Schomberg House,
368 Cregagh Road,
You are also welcome to make a donation to the Museum of Orange Heritage in order to help us in our work of supporting the museum.
FRIENDS OF SLOAN’S HOUSE
A support group has been established to support the aims of the Museum of Orange Heritage at Sloan’s House, Loughgall. The group has taken the name, “Friends of Sloan’s House.” This gives an opportunity for the wider community to be directly involved for an annual subscription. There are presently members from as far away as Australia and the USA. The members have the satisfaction of knowing they are furthering the aims of education, preserving important historical artefacts and building peace & reconciliation. They are kept informed of the progress of the building work, outreach activities, attend meetings about the project, receive newsletters and are presented with historical lectures.
With the impending opening of the new museums in early 2015, we look forward to building on our success.
Membership of this support group entitles members to the following benefits:
- The ability to engage with the management committee.
- Attend the Annual General Meeting.
- Receive a complimentary Diary.
- Receive periodical full colour newsletters featuring articles the project.
- Attend historical lectures.
Following the opening of the museum we are looking at ways to extend further benefits to our support membership.
How to Join:
You can join as a member by paying a subscription of £17.95, and an annual subscription in following years of £10.00. If you are interested please forward your name, address, post code, telephone number, mobile number and email address along with a cheque.
Please make cheques payable to:
“Co Armagh Development Committee Ltd.“
Friends of Sloan’s House,
Orchard Credit Union Ltd,
The Old Savings Bank,
1 Victoria Street,
Private “FRIENDS OF SCHOMBERG HOUSE” section
You can login below to the private section of the site for Friends Of The Museum.
This section is only open to those who have joined. To join, please see details above.