Donate to the Museum and Archives Collections

The majority of the items in our collections have been donated to us. If you have something of interest that is connected to the people, places or organizations of Wellington County, please contact the Archivist or the Curator to discuss a possible donation.

A meeting with staff is usually arranged to determine if we will accept the donation or not. Staff will make house calls and will come out to your home or business, at your convenience, to discuss a possible donation to the collection.

All donations are carefully documented and catalogued so that a permanent record is kept detailing the history of each donation. Donors are asked to sign gift forms releasing ownership.

Items that are accepted into the collection are appraised by an independent appraiser at the end of each calendar year. The donor will receive an income tax receipt for the appraised value of the item.

Click here for our current "Wish List" of items that we would like to acquire.