Donate to Homestead's Museum Collection
Are you trying to figure out what to do with your old documents, photographs, or other objects that pertain to your family's homesteading heritage? Do you have relevant family heirlooms that you cannot keep, but that you want to remain safe and share with the world? If so, consider contacting Homestead National Monument of America. The monument can accept donations of paper documents, antiques, and other historic items.
The monument has a collection of over 50,000 items, with all objects, documents, and photographs related to homesteading, the National Park Service, or Homestead National Monument of America. The types of items currently in the monument's collection vary greatly and include farm implements and implement catalogs and brochures, farm tools, household items, children's toys, draft animal equipment, medical equipment, photographs, and homestead documents. These objects all tie to our Nation's homesteading story and play an important role in preserving this part of our Nation's history.
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Did You Know?
Under the Homestead Act, 270 million acres of land, or 10% of the nation, was given away. The only monetary payment for each 160 acre claim was an $18 filing fee. More...