National Park Service Clearinghouse Classifieds

The National Park Service posts notices of proposed deaccessions and museum items available for deaccession at this site. Notices are posted for 45 days.

The museum items posted at this site may be deaccessioned outside the Federal government only by exchange or conveyance (donation). The NPS does not deaccession museum items by sale.

The NPS may only convey museum items to institutions that are dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of natural or cultural heritage and qualified to manage museum collections. Private institutions must be exempt from federal taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

NPS Clearinghouse
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
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Petersburg National Battlefield – Intent to Convey

Petersburg National Battlefield intends to deaccession two Civil War era Coehorn mortars by conveyance (donation). The Coehorn mortars are outside the park’s scope of collection. They have been advertised throughout the NPS, and are not needed by the parks. The Coehorn mortars are consistent with the mission and scope of the recipient, Pamplin Historical Park in Dinwiddie County, Virginia.

Contact for questions or comments on this transaction:
Emmanuel Dabney, Museum Curator
1539 Hickory Hill Road
Petersburg, Virginia 23803

Posted on September 18, 2023

Hampton National Historic Site – Objects Available

The following objects are outside the park’s scope of collections and are available for conveyance to qualified non-federal institutions.

Melissa Miller
Museum Tech
535 Hampton Lane
Towson, MD 21286

Posted on August 15, 2023

Last updated: September 18, 2023