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Contribute to the Fourth Ward School Foundation with PayPal
We make it easy to donate through PayPal. Just click the button to be directed to PayPal’s secure server. Thank you for supporting the Historic Fourth Ward School, the Last-One-Standing.

Volunteer

Download The Volunteer Application
Become a Volunteer
The Fourth Ward School thrives through the efforts of its many dedicated volunteers. Please consider joining others to preserve this treasure and its fascinating history for many generations to come.

How to Volunteer

Download the application (PDF) and email it to the director or mail to P.O. Box 4, Virginia City, NV 89440, or call and talk to the Director at (775) 847-0975.

Adopt A Window Shade

Did a member of your family attend the Fourth Ward School? If so, they probably daydreamed looking out of one of the spectacular windows, or peeked behind the window shade when the teacher wasn’t looking.

Even if you have no family connection, please consider sponsoring a replacement window shade.

There are 47 window shades in the Historic Fourth Ward School building.  Of those, 14 are in very poor condition and need to be replaced. The replacement window shades will be manufactured by a company that specializes in reproduction Victorian Era window coverings.

Because each window is 9 feet tall, the window shades will be made with heavy duty rollers and springs that can hold the weight and length of the window shade.

Your donation of $400 will cover the cost of the shade and shipping.  Each sponsored shade will have a brass plaque. Each plaque can be engraved with a name, company or organization, in-memoriam, or with a special date or event.

Help us keep the Historic Fourth Ward School looking spectacular and adopt a window shade today.  Call (775) 847-0975 ext. 1 or email us at Director@FourthWardSchool.org.

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The Historic Fourth Ward School foundation has been diligent with the care, restoration and interpretation of this significant building. However, as with any large and historic building extensive projects are the norm and it has been 15 years since our last one. As we expand our programing, school tours, educational exhibits and outreach, the building remains our number one priority. It is our largest and most important artifact.
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