An essential part of The History Museum’s mission is: “to hold in trust a collection of artifacts and documents relevant to the region’s heritage.” Our collections help us to bring history to life and teach visitors the value of understanding our past through tangible objects.
Donating items to the Museum
The History Museum’s collections are grown by donations from individuals. Each item is carefully considered based on its relevance to the mission, purposes, and activities of the Museum. The History Museum must be able to store, protect, and preserve items under conditions that adhere to professional standards.
Donations Not Added to Collections
The History Museum may accept objects which are not considered appropriate for the collections if there is a clear understanding and a signed agreement between the donor and the museum. These objects may be used for educational purposes or sold for the benefit of the museum. Complete and accurate records of such transactions will be maintained by the Museum.
For a donor to receive a tax deduction in a particular year, donations must meet the following criteria:
- The museum has accepted the gift
- The museum has a signed deed of gift in hand by December 31st
Donation inquiries should be directed to the executive director: firstname.lastname@example.org