Last week we passed our fundraising goal for The Oakeshott Institute, and the week prior to that our production manager was made whole by the generous donations of many members of our international sword community. After the arbitrary and capricious actions of PayPal stealing Craig and Oakeshott's money, you all have really come through. If anyone would still like to make a donation to support the work of The Oakeshott Institute, the gofundme campaign is ongoing. Any additional funding raised will go toward advancing our research and educational intiatives.
Our founder, Ewart Oakeshott holding Moonbrand, the sword modeled below.
So far The Oakeshott Institute has raised over $3800, crushing our goal of $3000. This will allow us to pay the rent on our conservation and research space through next spring, safeguarding the future of the Institute and our important research and educational initiatives.
We want to invite anyone who has donated to come down and see the collection sometime when they are in Minneapolis. Give us a call or an email beforehand and we will set aside half an hour to give you a tour of the collection. Additionally, folks who donated $100 or more are receiving a year long membership to the Institute that will begin when we restart our quarterly lectures. Without your support we would have faced some really hard decisions regarding how to proceed with our initiatives such as the 3D models you can see in this post.