The Museum collects historical items that tell Chicago stories
Thank you for your interest in donating your historical materials to the Chicago History Museum. Every year, new materials are added to the collection through the generosity of individuals and corporations. These donations help the Museum fulfill its mission to share Chicago stories.
- How to Donate to the Collection
- Collecting Scope and Criteria
- Items Not Collected
- Collection Donation FAQs
- Online Collection Donation Form
To make a financial contribution to support the collection, click here.
To learn more about how the Museum cares for its collection, review the Chicago History Museum’s Collections Management Policy.