How to Donate an Artifact

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Thank you for your interest in donating items to The Brick Store Museum’s collections. Each year, the Museum acquires new artifacts through the generosity of the general public. These donations help to build our knowledge in history and fulfill our mission as the stewards and interpreters of our region’s cultural heritage.

The Brick Store Museum’s collections number approximately 70,000 artifacts and documents, including prints and photographs; costumes and textiles; architectural renderings; sound recordings; films and videotapes; paintings and sculpture; household and industrial objects; original manuscripts and documents; and letters and journals. While the Museum primarily collects materials that document the history of the Kennebunks, some collections reflect the broader history of York County, southern Maine, and the United States as a whole.

Have questions about donating an artifact? Visit our FAQs of Artifact Donation page for answers.

Take a look through our Common Donations page to find out what artifacts the Museum is currently accepting.

To learn more about the artifact accessioning process at the Museum, see our Accession Guide.