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 and display technology.

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

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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;


  • 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 or call ASA at 1-800-ASA-VALU.