Adding to the Collection
Each unit in the National Park Service must follow a Scope of Collection statement. This document provides guidance, rules and regulations for what can be in each park's museum collection. This ensures that the park is acquiring objects directly related to the mission of the park. Homestead National Monument of America updated their Scope of Collection Statement in 2016.
Donating to the Collection
Are you trying to figure out what to do with old documents, photographs, or objects related 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. Homestead National Monument of America primarily acquires museum items through donations. Items of interest include objects from homesteads (including farm equipment and household items), documents about homesteading, and photographs of homesteaders
Last updated: April 10, 2019