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Frequently Asked Questions: Donations of historical items

If you have an artifact, photograph or other item of historical interest which you would like to preserve for future generations, you may wish to donate it to an organization which can do so. Depending on the nature of the items, there are several organizations in Manitoba which may be interesting in receiving a donation.

NOTE: The Manitoba Historical Society does not normally accept donations of historical items but would instead refer you to other organizations which are better equipped to accept and preserve them. However, some items may be accepted. Information on the MHS's donation policy is available here.

Some organizations which may accept donations of historical items:

Archives of Manitoba

Manitoba Museum

University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections

University of Winnipeg Archives

Brandon University McKee Archives

Manitoba Legislative Library

City of Winnipeg Archives

Check our links page for other archives and museums

Museums and archives in local communities may also be interested in acquiring items relating to their vicinity. The MHS may be able to help in locating a suitable organization. Please contact our office to discuss this possibility.

Most organizations are not in a position to pay for items, but they may be able to issue a tax receipt for its appraised value.

Page revised: 4 December 2011

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