Donating Object(s) to our Collections

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, download and fill out the application below. Upload the completed application along with any related photographs or documentation using the webform below.

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.

Download the Acquisition Review Form (147kb)

Upload Your Application

Click or drag a file to this area to upload.