The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

October 29, 2013

Greenbrier Historical Society receives NIP credits

— The West Virginia Development Office awarded the Greenbrier Historical Society $5,000 in Neighborhood Investment Program tax credits. NIP was established by the West Virginia State Legislature in 1996 to increase charitable giving to local nonprofit organizations, thus increasing their capacity to serve low-income persons.

NIP contributions will assist the Greenbrier Historical Society with much of its free or low cost programming. The Greenbrier Historical Society’s North House Museum and Archives are open free of charge six days per week. Visitors can take a guided tour of the North House Museum or receive research assistance in the Archives and Library. GHS also offers free educational programs to local Greenbrier Valley schools and youth groups.

These programs can either be held on-site at the Greenbrier Historical Society or in the classroom. For example, all the seventh grade classes at Eastern Greenbrier Middle School attended free educational programs at the North House Museum this fall. The Greenbrier Historical Society tries to make history interesting and relevant through a variety of programming, exhibits, and special events for all ages.  

Business and individuals who contribute to NIP organizations — such as the Greenbrier Historical Society — are eligible to receive up to 50 percent of the contributed amount in the form of state tax credits. The minimum contribution in order to receive NIP credits is $500 and the NIP credits received by the Greenbrier Historical Society will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis until they have all been distributed. For more information on the NIP tax credits or to make a contribution, please contact the Greenbrier Historical Society at 304.645.3398 or