Thank you!
To all our donors who made Be Giving 2018 a success. You help preserve & share Andover's stories throughout the year.

Honoring Community Leader Steve Fink for his dedication and commitment to Andover, its history, and its future.

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mission and work
What is Be Giving?

Be Giving is a fun evening event supporting community education, preservation, and connections.

You'll find new treasures from the collections, along with storytellers who will entertain you with stories and tales from Andover history. While you're discovering new stories, you can enjoy tasty hors d'oeuvrews, beer, and wine. Plus live, silent, and fund-a-need auctions.

Stay tuned for Be Giving 2019!
This unusual oil "banquet lamp" featuring the Greek god Atlas was one of the many stories featured at Be Giving 2018.

About Honoree Steve Fink
“The past guides and shapes our future.

A decades-long resident of Andover, Steve Fink is a community leader. He is a mentor for Andover High School’s Environmental Science Internship Program. He was one of the leaders of the Historic Mill District project, and continues to be involved in the Mill District and the re-imagination of Andover’s downtown. For the history center, Steve is an advocate, advisor, friend, and supporter.

In Steve’s honor, this year Be Giving will also included the opportunity to share your thoughts on Andover’s past, present, and future.

Thank you to our event Sponsors!​​

​Platinum Sponsor               Special Sponsor 
                                                             of Event  Auctioneer



Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsor

Andover Historical donors make history every day
In 2015, three Andover High School senior interns brought science, history, and culture together to help create Andover’s Historic Mill District.
They put Andover’s history at the forefront as they learned that in order to be sustainable, a community must know its past.
These student interns used Andover Historical resources that our donors helped make available:
  • to learn about decisions made decades ago that impact the community they live in today,
  • and to learn how important it is that they – the next generation – understand those decisions, because they will be responsible for making decisions in the future.
Throughout their internships, we watched as these students grew more confident in their research, their ideas, and their ability to communicate those ideas. Imagine these young adults as they go forward with their lives, deeply involved in the life of their community, fully engaged in shaping what it will be for their children and their children’s children. Wow!
There are many more students, just like these three, who crave the spark of inspiration that will engage them. And Andover Historical donors and volunteers make that happen every day.