NOTE: Due to staffing transitions, all artifact donations are on hold for the near future (beginning August 13, 2014). Please check our website periodically for updates. We apologize for the inconvenience.
One of the goals of the Montgomery County Historical Society is to preserve the material history of the County. Thus we collect items owned or used by county families, which shed light on the way they lived and worked. The artifact collections at MCHS consist of clothing, furniture, tools, recreational items, household utensils, and other items related to the daily life of County residents, past and present.
If you are interested in donating an object to MCHS please read the following guidelines carefully and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-340-2825 before bringing the object to MCHS.
Below: Dr. William Linthicum and Thomas Anderson accept a donation, 1973.
Overall, considerations for acceptance into the permanent collection are:
MCHS Collections Committee
Different policies apply to donating photos, documents, and other archival material. For more information on the library and archive collection, or to inquire about donations, please contact:
Pat Andersen, Librarian