The Museum is no longer able to accept walk-in artifact donations. Anyone bringing a potential donation to the Museum for drop off without following the below procedures will be turned away. Staff must have time to prepare to safely receive objects from private homes and we must also have quarantine equipment available for all objects coming into the Museum. Thank you for your understanding as we work to protect our staff and volunteers from exposure to COVID-19.
For health and safety reasons, the procedure for donating an artifact to the Carstairs Heritage Centre must follow these steps:
- Call 403-337-3710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and speak with the Curator/Manager about your potential donation.
- If the donation meets with the collection needs and mission of the Carstairs Heritage Centre, the Manager will decide to accept the donation. (Please note, while we appreciate all offers we are only able to accept objects that meet certain criteria).
- The Manager will work with you to arrange an appointment time where you can drop off the donation and sign the Deed of Gift paperwork.
- Artifacts will be placed into quarantine for nine days (as per the Canadian Conservation Institute) before being processed.
The Carstairs and District Historical Society is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency and is able to issue tax receipts for monetary donations.
Donations assist the Museum in meeting our mission by helping to fund historical programming, educational offerings, events, care of our collection, and the care and maintenace of our historic structures. Donors are an important part in the life of a small community museum and we appreciate the genorosity of our supporters!
If you would like to make a donation we would be pleased to speak with you about the best way to do so, and can issue a tax receipt for any amount of $20.00 or more.