Historical Society Changing Name to Raleigh Fire
Posted Feb 9, 2012
This month, the Raleigh Fire Department Historical Society is changing its
name to the Raleigh Fire Museum. Our organization was created in the fall of
2008, and we incorporated with the state in the spring of 2010. Later that year,
received federal tax-exempt status. Given our growing history, we have not
entered into the name change lightly.
First and foremost, the new name will help eliminate confusion between the
private 501(c)(3) charitable organization and the City of Raleigh fire
department. This is an important distinction to draw for fundraising and with
regard to donations.
Additionally, the name Raleigh Fire Museum is a better brand and is more
representative of our goals. Though we’ve opened and are operating the first
incarnation of the Raleigh Fire Museum, our long-term goal is a larger,
Thanks as always for your support, and please let us know if you have any
questions. Or visit
www.raleighfirehistory.org to learn more.