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Our Collections

 The collections that we care for are the backbone of the Bay County Historical Society and its mission of preserving our community's history, and educating the public about our history through the artifacts we govern.
 
 NOTE: We recommend that you phone ahead first before visiting in person with a potential donation, especially if you are traveling a distance. 
 
 

Artifact Donation

Use the form below to submit information on an artifact you would like considered for donation to the Bay County Historical Society and Historical Museum of Bay County. 
 
NOTE: At this time due to reduced hours of operation and ongoing building construction projects we are unable to accept donations to our collections. We will update this page as we resume a full-time schedule.

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321 Washington Avenue Bay City, MI 48708 (989) 893-5733

Artifact Donation Offer
 
Please provide the information requested below and send this form by mail to the address shown.  You will be contacted regarding your offer.
 
NOTE: Potential donations are reviewed and considered based on many criteria 
*An offer to donate items does not guarantee that the Museum will accept the donation.
*No donation is accepted with the understanding that it will be permanently exhibited
*All donations become the property of the Bay County Historical Society 
 
DO NOT SEND ITEMS UNLESS REQUESTED 
      
The Bay County Historical Society
321 Washington Avenue
Bay City, MI 48708


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Email Address: ________________________________________________________
 
Items to be considered for donation: 
Please provide a detailed description of the item and any contextual information that might be helpful. 
Also include what specific connection the item has to Bay County. Including a photo of the item can be helpful but is not necessary.
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