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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;
and
  • it is sufficiently well documented that we can interpret it usefully for the public.
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.

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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.

Uprooted: Japanese Farm Labor Camps during World War II
Seeking information about local families affected by the 1942 Executive Order 9066 that authorized the forced removal and incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. Historical photographs encouraged.
Exhibit Showing: June 9 - September 5, 2017

Sasquatch Revealed
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 - August 24, 2018

Sports in Moses Lake
Seeking stories and memorabilia documenting the history of sports in Moses Lake. 
Exhibit Dates TBD, 2019