The gift is being given in honor of Mr. Emmitt Whitten, long-time educator at Calico Rock High School.
The matching gift is being given by a former student of Mr. Whitten's in appreciation for his love of history and education.
The foundation has the month of October to raise funds to match the $2,500 gift.
The donor will provide up to $2,500 to the foundation in November based on October gifts.
This gift and the match will provide the funds needed to name the one-room schoolhouse gallery that is planned to be built in January in Mr. Whitten's memory.
If you would like to contribute to the matching gift, send your tax-deductible contribution to Calico Rock Museum Foundation, P.O. Box 569, Calico Rock, Arkansas 72519.
You may also call 870-297-4129 or visit www.bridgethepast.com for more information.