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 659,000 items including objects and documents related to homesteaders, agricultural history, or Homestead National Monument of America itself. The types of items currently in the monument's collection vary greatly and include farm implements, catalogs and brochures, household items, children's toys, medical equipment, historic 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.
Items relating to the Homestead Act that are donated to the monument will be preserved for the benefit of future generations so that they might better understand farming practices and the lives of people as related to homesteading.
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