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Donate an Object

Information for Donors

Thank you for your interest in donating an object to the Saugatuck-Douglas History Center collection. The History Center cannot accept unsolicited donations without first evaluating the object’s historical significance, condition, and ownership.

Please complete the Donation Evaluation form below and click “submit.” A staff member will respond to your request within 3-5 business days using the contact information provided.

Unfortunately, the History Center cannot accept every object offered for donation. Before you submit the form, ask these questions about your artifact:

1) Does the object relate to the communities of Saugatuck, Douglas, Saugatuck Township or the surrounding area?
2) Is the object intact, or does it have pieces that are falling apart/missing?
3) Do you own the object you wish to donate?

If you can answer “yes” to most or all of these questions, the History Center may be able to accept your donation. In some cases, we may not be the best institution to accept your object. In this case, we will try to recommend other institution(s) where your objects may be more appropriate.

Donation Evaluation