Acquisitions & Donations


Donating Items

If you have something you would like to donate, bring your artifact into the Museum any day that we are open. We will issue you with a receipt and the artifact will be passed on to the Collections Committee for consideration. If they determine that your item would fit our collections' policy, we will contact you in order to arrange the gift agreement and transfer of ownership. If your artifact is not added to our collection, we will contact you to return the item. Only items with proper transfer of ownership agreements can be accepted. 


If you have an artifact that would assist in telling Humboldt’s story, please consider making a donation to the Museum or archives' collection.The Museum and archives have active collections policies and our Collections Committee is happy to consider any item that tells us more about Humboldt. 

Business Directory

The Museum is documenting every business in Humboldt, whether in operation for 10 months or 100 years. If you have owned or operated a Humboldt business, please contact us so we can add your information to our directory.

Photography Collection

Do you have photographs of Humboldt or surrounding communities? We have a photograph collection of Humboldt’s history that could benefit from your donation. Specifically, we are looking for more recent photographs from 1940 to present.