Donating Artifacts

How to Submit an Object as a Potential Donation

Step #1

  • Complete an Object Information Form 
  • Describe the object’s provenance (history), including how it is relevant to York County
  • Include as many high quality images as possible
  • Mail, E-mail, or hand deliver form and images to the York County History Center
  • Please do NOT bring potential donations to the History Center

Step #2

  • Form and images are presented to the Collections Committee at their next meeting
  • Committee reviews and makes a decision regarding the potential object donation
  • Possible Collections Committee Decisions — Accept, Decline, or Need More Information/See In-Person

Step #3

  • Director of Collections will notify potential donor of the Collections Committee’s decision
  • If Declined — Director of Collections will suggest other possible organizations that would be a better fit for the object
  • If Accepted — Director of Collections will initiate the transfer of ownership process
  • If Need More Information — Director of Collections will advise the potential donor of the next steps

For more information regarding our artifact collection or to inquire about a possible donation please contact:

Rachel WarnerCollections Manager
717.848.1587 x212