Become a Friend of Rhoneymeade!
Your financial support, at any level, will help us offer additional programs and workshops, care for the grounds, and expand our outreach. Please consider becoming a supporting member (or renewing your support) today!
- Individual $30
- Friend $100
- Patron $250
- Benefactor $500
Individual membership entitles you to a 10% discount on plant sales.
Friend memberships receive the same discount, as well as advance notice of other sales and special events (and, when possible, special pricing for events).
Patrons are entitled to all of the benefits of Friend membership and can also enjoy a personalized tour of the house or grounds with Rhoneymeade's executive director, James Lesher (the tour must be scheduled with James). Their names will also be listed inside the Rhone house.
Benefactors receive all of the benefits above, as well as an invitation to a special benefactors' event.
Rhoneymeade has inspired many artists over the years. The wide vistas, the winding paths, the many shades of green — all have their ways of capturing the passion of visiting artists. The Artist Pass will allow you additional time on the grounds, as well as an invitation to participate in our Rhoneymeade Artists studio exhibit.
We are very grateful for donations of any amount to support Rhoneymeade's mission.
Click on the DONATE NOW button below and we'll happily turn your contribution into beautiful inspiring moments at Rhoneymeade. We'll give you an idea of the many areas that require financial support.
Rhoneymeade is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and your contribution is tax deductible.
This portrait of the founding father of the Grange Fair, Leonard Rhone, is generously on loan for our Grange Fair exhibit by the artist Karl Leitzel.
Rhoneymeade is raising funds towards the purchase of this portrait of Leonard Rhone to highlight the connection between the Rhone family and the National Grange movement.
Every year since 2009, artist Karl Leitzel has spent most of Fair week in late August at the Centre County Grange Encampment and Fair as the official Artist in Residence. Karl has created a beautiful portrait of Leonard Rhone, the man traditionally regarded as the father of the Grange Fair.
Leonard Rhone was born on July 21, 1833, on the Rhone homestead, now known as Rhoneymeade. This homestead was purchased by Michael Rhone, Leonard Rhone's grandfather, in 1794 and remained as the family farm for four generations. The present dwelling was constructed in 1853, the same year in which Leonard Rhone's father died. In 1853, Leonard Rhone was only 15 years of age; however, records indicate he was involved in his home's construction with the basement excavation and/or the brick making.
Please support our effort to highlight the Rhone family's history with the Grange by bringing the Leonard Rhone portrait to his birthplace.
Rhoneymeade is a non-profit charitable organization and is a registered 501c(3). You can make a donation towards the purchase of this portrait at www.gofundme.com/rhoneymeade.