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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

National Civil War Museum

Portraying the entire story of the American Civil War

two stars

78.60

One Lincoln Circle Harrisburg, PA 17103
tel: (717) 260-1861   Web Site
EIN: 25-1855915

Board Leadership
Jeff Gelburd
Chair

CEO
Wayne E. Motts
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.60 two stars
  Financial 71.82 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

It is the mission of the National Civil War Museum to serve as a national center to inspire lifelong learning of the American Civil War through the preservation and balanced presentation of the American peoples struggles for survival and healing. As President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address encompassed the emotions of the American struggle, the National Civil War Museum portrays this struggle as a time line, from the issues straining the nation through the war's conclusion at Appomattox Court House. First opened in 2001, the National Civil War Museum now incorporates collections of artifacts, manuscripts, documents, photographs, and other printed matter that exceed 24,000 items.

It is the mission of the National Civil War Museum to serve as a national center to inspire lifelong learning of the American Civil War through the preservation and balanced presentation of the American peoples struggles for survival and healing. As President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address encompassed the emotions of the American struggle, the National Civil War Museum portrays this struggle as a time line, from the issues straining the nation through the war's conclusion at Appomattox Court House. First opened in 2001, the National Civil War Museum now incorporates collections of artifacts, manuscripts, documents, photographs, and other printed matter that exceed 24,000 items.

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Financial

two stars

71.82

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
70.4%
  Administrative Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.72
  Program Expenses Growth 1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Civil War Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Civil War Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Civil War Museum (PA) 78.60 two stars
Missouri History Museum (MO) 96.66 four stars
Adirondack Historical Association (NY) 88.54 three stars
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (MD) 97.26 four stars
Dubuque County Historical Society (IA) 89.63 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $977,027
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $25,682
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $348,508
Total Contributions $1,351,217
   Program Service Revenue $383,739
Total Primary Revenue $1,734,956
   Other Revenue $175,599
TOTAL REVENUE $1,910,555
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $814,723
   Administrative Expenses $120,682
   Fundraising Expenses $252,197
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,187,602
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $722,953
   
Net Assets $2,030,888

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Educational Programs and Exhibits $814,723 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 78.60 two stars
2018-06 04/01/2020 80.40 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 25-1855915
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL CIVIL WAR MUSEUM
NTEE Code A54
NTEE Classification History Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date April, 2000
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$88,393 7.44% Wayne E. Motts CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Civil War Museum (PA) 78.60 two stars
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Genesee Country Village & Museum (NY) 91.45 four stars
National World War II Museum (LA) 90.44 four stars
Santa Barbara Historical Museum (CA) 87.46 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Civil War Museum
One Lincoln Circle
Harrisburg, PA 17103
tel: (717) 260-1861
fax: (717) 260-9599
EIN: 25-1855915

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Board Leadership

Jeff Gelburd
Chair

CEO

Wayne E. Motts
Chief Executive Officer

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