Donating an object to our collections

We’re always interested in new objects and different stories, and encourage members of the public to contact us if they think they may have something that will support our mandate at Huronia Museum.

The Museum will collect objects, papers, photographs and ephemera that relate to:

i) Huron & Ojibway First Nations Peoples

ii) Art, artists and art forms of the Georgian Bay region

iii) Marine History of Georgian Bay

iv) Euro-Canadian and Canadian material culture pertaining to Huronia

“Huronia” is defined as the geographic region inhabited by the Huron/Ouendat people prior to their dispersal in 1649. “Georgian Bay Region” refers to the land and waters of the same geographic area.

It is the understanding that all acquisitions from collections will be categorized to place event and people as it pertains to above primary themes.

To assess donation offers, we first require photographs of the item. Please position a ruler beside the item in the photo to provide a sense of scale. It is also helpful to take photos from several from different angles.  Items offered for donation cannot be left with the Museum. We are happy to take digital images of any item brought in, but we are unable to keep hold of items while donation offers are being assessed.

Please do not mail precious objects, documents or photographs.  Huronia Museum holds no responsibility for items sent to us in the mail.

All donation offers are placed in a queue. The Huronia Museum Accessions Committee assesses donation offers on a case by case basis. It may take several months before a decision is made. There is no guarantee that Huronia Museum will be able to accept items that are offered for donation.

How to tell us about the item you would like to donate:

Please download and fill out our donation form Donor Questionnaire and Gift Form or complete the form at the museum when you drop off your photos.

Monetary donations

If you would like to make a monetary donation or bequest please contact us directly by phone or in person at the museum.

How to send us your information

Visit us in person at Huronia Museum

By mail:
Huronia Museum
PO Box 638
549 Little Lake Park Road
Midland, Ontario

Make an online enquiry:

For more information on accessions and our collection policy please see: