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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.

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Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
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DOUBLE KEYBOARD. WOOD PATTERNING ON FRONT BELOW KEYBOARD WITH RED FABRIC BACKING. TOP FOLDS IN TWO SECTIONS TO COMPLETELY ENCLOSE KEYBOARD. FOUR STOPS, TWO ON EACH END OF KEYBOARD. FOUR HEAVY LEGS TAPERED TOWARD BOTTOM WITH EIGHT FACES OR SURFACE
Double Keyboard, FOWA 239

Fort Washington Park – Object Available

The following object is outside the park’s scope of collection and is available for conveyance to non-federal institutions.

Double Keyboard
Circa 1840
Wood patterning on front below keyboard with red fabric backing. top folds in two sections to completely enclose keyboard. Rour stops, two on each end of keyboard. Four heavy legs tapered toward bottom with eight faces or surfaces. Two foot pedals surrounded by decoration.
50 l x 26.5 w x 32.5 h cm

Contact:
Mike Antonioni
Curator
National Capital Parks-East
1900 Anacostia Dr SE
Washington, D.C. 20020
mike_antonioni@nps.gov

Published on January 29, 2024

Fort Washington Park – Intent to Convey

The following 9 objects are outside the park’s scope of collection. The park intends to convey the items to the Sharpsburgh Museum of History, 102 East Main Street, 2nd Floor, Sharpsburg, MD 21728.

Contact:
Mike Antonioni Curator National Capital Parks-East 1900 Anacostia Dr SE Washington, D.C. 20020 mike_antonioni@nps.gov

Published on January 29, 2024

Boston National Historical Park, pages 1-101

Charlestown Navy Yard Chain Forge Objects and Unassociated Ropemaking Objects Available

The following 99 ropemaking objects (some in multiple quantities as indicated), unassociated with the Charlestown Navy Yard Ropewalk, and 101 chain forge objects are outside the park’s scope of collection and are available for conveyance to non-federal institutions.

Please contact for further information: Boston National Historical Park Charlestown Navy Yard, Bldg. I 21 Second Ave.

Charlestown, MA 02129-4543
Museum Curator: David Vecchioli
David_Vecchioli@nps.gov
(617) 242-5603

Published on January 29, 2024
Brownie camera

NPS History Collection – Object Available

The NPS History Collection has a 1920-1924 Brownie camera (HFCA 843) available for conveyance to qualified non-federal institutions. This type of camera used 116 film for producing a “postcard” size negative. It has no provenance to a park or a NPS photographer. It was made by Eastman Kodak and has a meniscus lens and rotary shutter. No. 2A – Brownie appears on the back. The camera is in good to fair condition.

Contact: Nancy Russell
NPS History Collection
304.535.6119 (office)
nancy_russell@nps.gov

Published on January 29, 2024

Last updated: January 31, 2024