The Auxiliary of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley, initiated in 2000, has provided financial and volunteer support to the Southern Alleghenies Museums of Art.

The Auxiliary meets monthly at the Museum, Rte 711 South and Boucher Lane in Ligonier, usually at 11 am on the third Thursday preceding the monthly Lunch a l’Art which includes a featured speaker.  Call 724-238-6015.Yearly dues are $30.00.  We are always looking for and welcoming new members.

Since the inception of the organization, the Auxiliary has donated over $85,000 for capital improvements and in support of the SAMA Fundraisers. Notable among the capital improvements were the purchase of UV blinds in order to meet museum standards, the painting of the entire interior of the Museum as well as needed repairs on the outside of the property. Also included in the amount above, expenses incurred in the Annual Holiday Home Tour fundraiser initiated in 2004.

The Auxiliary’s efforts have generated over $100,000 in revenue since its inception. The Auxiliary is a group of individuals dedicated to ensuring that the Ligonier branch, along with the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art’s other sites, remain a cultural resource for the community and open to the public free of charge.