Support the Greater Banner Elk Heritage Foundation

The Greater Banner Elk Heritage Foundation, with the Banner House Museum, is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and depends solely on donations, gifts, and grants to support its mission and subsidize its outreach activities. Please join us today and help support our preservation efforts!


2021 Patrons

A vital source of funding comes in the form of our patrons, whose annual gifts create a dependable base of support that allows us to plan for future programs, events, and projects. Each gift goes directly to the activities that preserve the history and heritage of greater Banner Elk.

2021 GBEHF Patron List


Patron benefits include a season pass for two adults to the Banner House Museum plus two free “guest passes” to share with friends,  free or reduced admission to Foundation events (excluding the annual Heritage Luncheon),  early reservations for our coveted Heritage Bus Tour, two newsletters with updates and event information, and the satisfaction of knowing that you are a part of the preservation of the heritage of Banner Elk. The Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) publicly supported organization and contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Patron Categories
Patron $100
Silver Patron $250
Gold Patron $500
Platinum Patron $1000
Specific Project Sponsorship Please inquire 


Separate from annual Patron Memberships, tributes  are a wonderful way to mark an occasion such as a birthday or anniversary or to honor the memory of a person who thought Banner Elk was a special place. Or, perhaps you are new to the area and want to be sure that the charm that drew you here remains for generations to come. Gifts to honor and memorialize an individual are acknowledged with a note to the individual’s family as well as a tax deductible donation receipt for you. All tributes received are recorded in the “Honor Book” and tributes of $500 or more are also recognized on the Honor and Memorial Plaques on display in the Museum.


Gifts of any amount are needed and greatly appreciated.  If you would like to send a donation to the Foundation, please make your check out to “GBEHF” and mail it with a note containing your name and address so that we may thank you for your gift.  Our mailing address is:

PO Box 2261
Banner Elk, NC 28604


docentTime is valuable too! Please go to our Volunteer Page to see how you can help.
Please join us today and help support our preservation efforts!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please call 828.898.3634 during Museum hours or email us anytime!