What We Collect & How to Donate

Allegany Museum collects the material culture of the people, past and present, of Allegany County and its close neighbors in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Our institution maintains and preserves these items for the benefit of present and future generations. We look for objects, ordinary and extraordinary, whose stories and meanings are rich and complex, have inherent worth, both reflect and challenge the conventional wisdom, and invite us to look deeper or broader. These objects and their documented contexts illuminate and interpret the larger themes of our history. Our collections form the foundation for research, scholarship, exhibitions, public programs, and outreach.

The Allegany Museum is a registered 501(c) and all donations are tax deductible. If you are interested in donating an item to the Allegany Museum please contact us.

Please note that as of October 1, 2014, Allegany Museum will no longer accept drop-off donations. Please request a consultation with a staff member, which will include completion of a donor form.

Phone: (301) 777-7200

Email: collections@alleganymuseum.org

Link to our contact form.