Admission to the Gaylord Building is always free! In order for us to continue to develop new programs and exhibits, we rely on the generosity of the community.

Donate to the Gaylord Building

Admission to the Gaylord Building is always free. Your donation directly assists us in protecting this historic site from the ravages of weather and time, caring for the stunning gardens, program and exhibit development, and creating opportunities for shared stories in a unique setting. Your generosity helps us to meet our goals of preservation and to educate visitors on the history and significance of this historic site. The Gaylord Building is a site of theNational Trust for Historic Preservation and does not receive tax dollars.

The Gaylord Building Historic site is a registered 501(c)3 organization.

Make a Donation Online

By Mail:

Please mail your check made payable to Gaylord Building Historic Site.

Please mail contributions to:
Gaylord Building Historic Site
200 W. 8th St.
Lockport, IL 60441

Transfer of Stock or Securities:

For information about donating securities, please click here. Please work with your financial advisor to determine the best course of action for you. Giving appreciated securities is a wonderful way to make both annual gifts and those special gifts you occasionally want to make.

Volunteering at the Gaylord Building

The Gaylord Building always benefits from the support and assistance of volunteers! We have volunteer opportunities, both inside the Gaylord Building and outside in the gardens. We will provide training to all new volunteers.

  • Be an ambassador! Greet visitors and provide information to guests.
  • Support administrative projects to increase membership and audience development.
  • Write an article for our newsletter.
  • Support buildings and grounds projects.
Contact Us to Learn More About Volunteer Opportunities