Support Jacob's Pillow
Your gift helps preserve and exhibit the Pillow’s exceptional history.

Support Dance History

Your gift helps preserve and exhibit the Pillow’s exceptional history.

Why Your

Support Matters

Jacob’s Pillow is built on the memories of what has been achieved here. From the very beginning, the Pillow displayed a commitment to those hungry to immerse themselves in dance history by preserving and providing access to artifacts, evidence, and testimony. Your gift to Jacob’s Pillow becomes part of a legacy that allows young dancers, established scholars, writers, historians, professors, and choreographers to visit our Reading Room and immerse themselves in dance through books, videos, photographs, and more. Giving to the Pillow is adding to the trail, so future generations can look back and feel connected.

“A big part of my work is connecting people with materials, ideas, information, and resources. When people walk into Blake’s Barn for the first time – the Reading Room and the exhibitions on display –  they get this wonderful expression on their faces. Over and over again I hear visitors saying, ‘It’s so inviting’ or ‘It’s so welcoming.’ I think that’s really powerful. That’s a feeling we want to instill in visitors to feel throughout the Pillow grounds. The experience of encountering dance and discovering our history hand-in-hand, in a way that is welcoming and warm, throws open doors for people.”

Norton Owen; photo Christopher Duggan

Norton Owen
Director of Preservation

Ways to Support Precious Preservation

Your charitable gift provides resources to preserve historic artifacts and record present events and activity. Thank you!