Donate to Our Collection

Our mandate is to collect, preserve, and research, interpret and exhibit artifacts and archival records that reflect and document the settlement and development of the County of Wellington.

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.

Donate to the Archives

The Archives relies on donations to expand its collection. If you are unsure about the records in your home, office or organization, please contact the Archivist before discarding.

 

Donate to the Museum

The Museum collection is looking for 20th century objects that represent everyday living, made or used in Wellington County. The items listed below are some examples of specific objects that we would like to add to the collection. If you have any items on our wish list please contact the Curator.

Recreation/ Household Objects:

  • Tricycle 1940s-1970s
  • Rotary telephone 1950-1960s
  • Bicycle 1900-1980s
  • Swimgear eg. goggles and swim fins
  • Skateboard 1980-1990s
  • Roller skates 1960s-1980s

Clothing:

  • Workclothes 20th century
  • Bellbottom pants 1960s-1970s
  • Denim pants 1940s-1960s
  • Rubber boots 1950s-1970s
  • Child's galoshes 1950s-1970s

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