Thank you very much for thinking of the museum. Unfortuntaely we cannot accept donations left at the door.
Even in the best of times, we cannot accept donations that are left on the front step. The value of artifacts is the story they tell. Items left on our doorstep are neither safe nor of heritage value unless we are knowledgable about the chain of ownership and what role the artifact(s) played in the story of our community and its citizens.
If you are home and going through your house, as you self-isolate, and come across an item or a document that you feel will contribute to the museum’s mandate to preserve our heritage, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org,on facebook or even in the comment section here. We will get back to you as soon as we can.
If there is one thing we know for sure, it is that history doesn’t have an expiration date. We have been keeping it for 73 years and don’t plan on stopping any time soon. It is best if you can hold on until we are all safely able to document the incredible stories that go along with every donation that comes into our community’s museum.
Thank you for your understanding.