Chipper in front

Like all non-profit organizations, the Kit Carson Home and Museum exists through the generosity and engagement of patrons, donors, members, foundations, government entities and visitors. We are grateful for any and all support we receive at the Museum. Our mission is that of preserving history and historic places.

That mission can at times be daunting. We at the Kit Carson Home and Museum have passion and dedication for our work and we are expert in making every donated dollar count. The Museum welcomed almost 20,000 visitors in 2013 from all over the world. Your generosity and visitorship makes it possible to present the story of Kit Carson and the American West to thousands of people. We thank you.

There are many ways to support the Museum:

Kit Carson H & M Annual Fund

Annual Fund – please give whatever is possible to the Kit Carson H & M Annual Fund, which supports general Museum operations and salaries for 2 full-time and 2 part-time employees.

Become a Member

Membership – Become a Member of the Museum and keep our history alive!

Kit Carson H & M Publishing Fund

The Kit Carson Home and Museum Publishing Fund for Josefa: The Life of Josefa Jaramillo Carson.

Contribute to the Josefa publishing fund now. Help us to record history and the lives of important historic women!  Don’t let history be lost!The names of all donors to our publishing fund will be printed in the book Josefa, unless specifically requested otherwise. Thank you for your support!

Kit Carson H & M Emergency Repair Fund

The Kit Carson Home and Museum Emergency Repair Fund.

The Kit Carson Home and Museum is in desperate need of funds to repair the exterior walls of the enclosed historic courtyard, which stand in exactly the same footprint as during the life of Kit Carson. We expect total funds required for these urgently needed repairs and restoration work will be $50,000.

Sponsorship – support the Museum by sponsoring an event, exhibition, lecture, or project. Opportunities exist for individualized sponsorships. Corporate sponsorships are welcome as well. Please call the director to discuss ways to customize a sponsorship to support the Museum. 575-758-4082

Volunteer – Volunteers are the lifeblood of all non-profit organizations. The Kit Carson Home and Museum offers volunteers interesting and essential opportunities to contribute to the mission of the Museum. We know the hard work and passion that go into managing an historic site – we welcome volunteer participation and expertise. Please call the director for volunteer opportunities. 575-758-4945.

How to Give

Gifts to the Museum can be made by clicking on the links above or by sending a check to:

The Kit Carson Home and Museum
113 Kit Carson Road
Taos, New Mexico 87571

You may also call the Museum at 575-758-4945 and make a credit card contribution over the phone.

The Museum is pleased to also accept gifts of cash, securities, estates, donated historical items, annuities and matching gifts. Please call the director at 575-758-4082 to discuss non-traditional donations.

Once again, we are grateful for your support of the Kit Carson Home and Museum. We look forward to working with you on new and interesting projects to keep history alive in Taos!