The Trumbull Historical Society wants to let the sunshine in, and they\u2019re looking for help from the community to achieve their goal. For the first time, the society will be participating in Fairfield County\u2019s Giving Day on Thursday, March 10. Organized by the Fairfield County Community Foundation with the support of Bank of America, the 24-hour online giving competition is a coordinated effort to raise funds for hundreds of nonprofits serving Fairfield County. The Trumbull Historical Society is hoping to raise enough money to install museum-grade UV filters on the windows of the building\u2019s main room. \u201cThe windows were covered as part of the building\u2019s transformation to a museum many years ago,\u201d explained Brian LaVoie, the society\u2019s treasurer. \u201cWith advances in the technology of UV filtering glass, many museums are turning to a more natural light model,\u201d he added. LaVoie said that, as an experiment, the society uncovered the windows during the past few events and the response was overwhelmingly positive. \u201cWe\u2019d like to make that a permanent change,\u201d he said. \u201cThe room is used for lectures and events and the combination of natural light and the fireplace would make it a more welcome, usable space.\u201d The room is often rented out to other groups and organizations. \u201cIn addition,\u201d he said, \u201cif the windows were open, it would be more apparent to passersby when activities are taking place. We\u2019d love to have more people join us.\u201d The cost is estimated at $600 for each of the four covered windows. In an effort to raise the $2,400, donations will be accepted at fcgives.org betweenmidnight and 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, March 10. The Trumbull Historical Society will be listed under the tab for \u201cEducation.\u201d Donations can be made with credit or debit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover. The minimum donation is $10. \u201cEvery donation counts, no matter how large or small,\u201d said coordinator Patti Woods. \u201cWe would particularly love to see people donate from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., during the \u2018Rise and Shine Power Hour,\u2019 when a prize of $1,000 will be donated to the newbie non-profit that raises the most money in that timeframe.\u201d To celebrate and keep tabs on the progress, there will be photos, trivia and ephemera posted on the historical society\u2019s Facebook page (facebook.com\/trumbull-historical-society) and Twitter account twitter.com\/trumbullhistory) throughout the entire 24 hour event. \u201cWe\u2019re taking this opportunity to show off some of the really fun things in our collections that people have never seen before,\u201d said Woods. Donations may be made from midnight until 11:59 p.m. at fcgives.org Thursday, March 10.