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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Adirondack Historical Association

To promote & encourage historical study.

three stars

86.04

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

Board Leadership
Jane Love McGraw & Hilary C. McDonald
Co-Chairs

CEO
David M. Kahn
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.04 three stars
  Financial 91.90 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

91.90

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
83.3%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.31
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.9%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Adirondack Historical Association (NY) 86.04 three stars
Fairfield Museum and History Center (CT) 88.60 three stars
National World War II Museum (LA) 88.01 three stars
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (IL) 88.41 three stars
Dubuque County Historical Society (IA) 91.38 four stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,686,570
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $244,447
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,931,017
   Program Service Revenue $449,415
Total Primary Revenue $3,380,432
   Other Revenue $-1,699,547
TOTAL REVENUE $1,680,885
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,190,918
   Administrative Expenses $614,595
   Fundraising Expenses $243,756
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,049,269
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,368,384
   
Net Assets $55,728,065

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
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
2001-12 02/05/2003 76.68 two stars
2000-12 10/15/2002 76.38 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)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$174,355 3.45% David Kahn Executive Director

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Adirondack Historical Association (NY) 86.04 three stars
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (IL) 88.41 three stars
National World War II Museum (LA) 88.01 three stars
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (VA) 86.17 three stars
Fairfield Museum and History Center (CT) 88.60 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

Jane Love McGraw & Hilary C. McDonald
Co-Chairs

CEO

David M. Kahn
Executive Director

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