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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Adirondack Historical Association

To promote & encourage historical study.

four stars

90.10

P.O. Box 99 9097 State Road 30
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
tel: (518) 352-7311   Web Site
EIN: 13-5635801

Board Leadership
Robert S. Searle & Anne H. Van Ingen
Co-Chairs

CEO
David Kahn
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.10 four stars
  Financial 99.91 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Adirondack Museum believes in the power of history to ignite the imagination, stimulate thought and shape the future. Our collections and engaging programs reflect stories of life, work, and play in the Adirondack Park and northern New York State. The museum expands public understanding of Adirondack history and the relationship between people and the Adirondack wilderness, fostering informed choices for the future. Opened to the public in 1957, the museum includes a research library, publications program, and an active education department that offers special events, classes, symposia, workshops, demonstrations, field trips, and engaging hands-on experiences for thousands of visitors each year.

The Adirondack Museum believes in the power of history to ignite the imagination, stimulate thought and shape the future. Our collections and engaging programs reflect stories of life, work, and play in the Adirondack Park and northern New York State. The museum expands public understanding of Adirondack history and the relationship between people and the Adirondack wilderness, fostering informed choices for the future. Opened to the public in 1957, the museum includes a research library, publications program, and an active education department that offers special events, classes, symposia, workshops, demonstrations, field trips, and engaging hands-on experiences for thousands of visitors each year.

Financial

four stars

99.91

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
82.9%
  Administrative Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.44
  Program Expenses Growth 7.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Adirondack Historical Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Adirondack Historical Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Adirondack Historical Association (NY) 90.10 four stars
South Street Seaport Museum (NY) 88.84 three stars
Missouri History Museum (MO) 96.66 four stars
California State Railroad Museum Foundation (CA) 90.58 four stars
Santa Barbara Historical Museum (CA) 87.46 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,412,277
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $244,766
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,657,043
   Program Service Revenue $446,273
Total Primary Revenue $3,103,316
   Other Revenue $2,253,147
TOTAL REVENUE $5,356,463
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,560,116
   Administrative Expenses $611,703
   Fundraising Expenses $243,122
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,414,941
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-58,478
   
Net Assets $67,527,197

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 90.10 four stars
2018-12 12/01/2019 88.54 three stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 89.15 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 85.51 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 86.04 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.50 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 81.57 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 78.18 two stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 79.93 two stars
2011-12 10/01/2012 84.68 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 81.72 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.41 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 81.18 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 78.15 two stars
2007-12 03/01/2009 84.72 three stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 85.90 three stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 82.91 three stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 67.93 one star
2003-12 12/01/2004 79.18 two stars
2002-12 03/01/2004 79.54 two 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 13-5635801
Name in IRS Master File ADIRONDACK HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code A80
NTEE Classification Historical Societies, Related Historical Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (200) Business promotion (chamber of commerce, business league, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
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 October, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$182,813 3.37% David Kahn Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Adirondack Historical Association (NY) 90.10 four stars
Historic New England (MA) 90.71 four stars
Fairfield Museum and History Center (CT) 94.04 four stars
Santa Barbara Historical Museum (CA) 87.46 three stars
Strawbery Banke Museum (NH) 86.79 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Adirondack Historical Association
P.O. Box 99
9097 State Road 30
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
tel: (518) 352-7311
fax: (518) 352-7653
EIN: 13-5635801

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Board Leadership

Robert S. Searle & Anne H. Van Ingen
Co-Chairs

CEO

David Kahn
Executive Director

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