Donating Object(s) to our Collections

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Object Donations

NOTE: Due to our COVID-19 modified operations, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is not accepting artifact donations at this time.

The Collection of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

While our collections are limited in scope, we are happy to consider potential artifact donations or loans. To submit your item(s) for Acquisition Review, fill out the application below. Please upload any related photographs or documentation that you have with the form.

Please Note:

  • Under no circumstances should you physically send us your object(s) without prior written curatorial approval.
  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center staff are not able to authenticate or appraise objects. If you are seeking either of these services, we recommend contacting a professional appraisal company.

Request an Acquisition Review

Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 2 files.
Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 7 files.
Please attach images of the object(s)