Donate to the Museum's Program Funds
In addition to membership contributions, the museum maintains four year-round fundraising campaigns to support free public programming and exhibits. Visit our online registration site to make a one time or recurring contribution. Choose the "Donations" tab from the top banner and select the fund you wish to contribute to. Account registration is required.
Museum Exhibit Fund: Supports updates to the museum's long-term exhibits, display cases
Museum Family/Education Fund: In addition to the monthly Free Family Saturday program, the Family/Education Fund supports student field trips, the museum's online collections portal, outreach events, and free family-friendly programs.
Museum Prize Money: Supports prize money for museum contests and juried exhibitions.
Museum Scholarship Fund: Supports youth scholarships for select paid programs. Scholarships are awarded to participants of the Free Family Saturday program and by direct request.
Take Your Place in History
Donate to the Museum Collection
Through its collections, the museum strives to represent the collective histories and experiences of the people of Moses Lake and the Columbia Basin. Donations to the collection create a legacy that will be enjoyed for many generations. To help us better assess your proposed donation and how it can contribute to our mission, we ask you to complete and return a Donor Information Form. We will be most likely to accept your donation for the collection if:
- it has a clear connection to the museum's mission;
- it doesn't duplicate objects already in the collection;
- it is sufficiently well documented that we can interpret it usefully for the public.
Artifact Donation FAQ
Download a list of frequently asked questions. (PDF)
Donor Information Form
Download a donor information form. (PDF)
Please note that we cannot offer appraisals nor can we recommend appraisers. For these questions, please visit the American Society of Appraisers at www.appraisers.org or call ASA at 1-800-ASA-VALU.
We Need Your Help!
These upcoming exhibits provide an opportunity to loan or donate your items to the museum collection, tell your story, and see them on display in the museum.
I DO: Wedding Photographs from the Hilderbrand Collection & 120 Years of Wedding Fashion
Seeking traditional and non-traditional wedding gowns from 1900 - today! The exhibit will feature select photos from over 20 years of Moses Lake weddings captured by local photographer William R. Hilderbrand; plus a display of wedding gowns from the turn of the twentieth century through today.
Exhibit Showing: January 12 to February 23, 2018
Calling all Sasquatch researchers and Bigfoot enthusiasts! The museum will host a traveling exhibit compiled and curated by Christopher Murphy for the Museum of Vancouver, BC, Canada. We're seeking tales of Sasquatch sightings and close encounters. Have a program idea? We'd like to hear from you.
Exhibit Showing: June 22 to August 24, 2018
Sports in Moses Lake
Seeking stories and memorabilia documenting the history of sports in Moses Lake.
Exhibit Dates TBD, 2019