DONATING ARTIFACTS, PHOTOGRAPHS, OR DOCUMENTS
The CVM collections offer an unparalleled resource for understanding life in west central Wisconsin. As a whole, they reflect the primary purpose of the museum: to discover, collect, preserve, and interpret the history and culture of the region.
Although some items in the collection are unique or rare, their principal importance lies in their documented association with the people of the Chippewa Valley. You might be surprised at the common kinds of things we want and need for the collection.
In addition to the artifact collections, the Glenn Curtis Smoot Library and Archives, which is inside the museum, serves as a regional archive. It has 14,000 historic images and more than 25,000 documents, manuscripts, and other sources available for research. The library also offers a special section of local genealogical sources.
For questions about either the artifact, photograph, and document collections or about donating items, call Kathie Roy, assistant curator, at (715) 834-7871, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.