People like you inspire curiosity about the Chippewa Valley!

Your gifts support the Chippewa Valley Museum and Wisconsin Logging Museum. You are helping to make a better future for youth, visitors and the Chippewa Valley community by caring for the past.

2023 Year End Appeal - Help Old Nort retire

Chippewa Valley Museums needs a new humdifier. This vital piece of equipment keeps thousands of special photos, documents, and artifacts in great condition. The current Nortect humidifier is unreliable and will cost about $31,000 to replace. Click below to make a gift
  • • Give the Gift of Money
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    and Memorials

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    for low-income families? Click below.

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    If you prefer to send a check, please send it to:

    Chippewa Valley Museum
    P.O. Box 1204
    Eau Claire, WI 54702

    If you prefer to donate by phone, please call: (715) 834-7871
    Or, email Carrie Ronnander at

    Other Giving Options:

    • Monthly Giving: Enroll online or by email for monthly donations from your bank account.
    • Employer Matching: Your Employer may match your donation. Ask your employer if they offer a matching gift program.
    • IRA Charitable Donation: If you are 70 1/2 years old, or older, you could get tax savings with a direct transfer to Chippewa Valley Museum.
    • Donor-Advised Fund: Setup a one time, or monthly, gift from your donor-advised fund.

  • • Give Objects and Clothing
    Most objects in the museum’s collections have been donated by former and current residents of the Chippewa Valley. We look for items that have a local story, are unique to our collection, in good condition, and can safely be stored in our facilities. Donated materials are preserved in our climate controlled storage spaces for future generations and made accessible to the public for use in projects like exhibits, educational programs, and for research.

    To make a donation to the Chippewa Valley Museum Collections, contact Diana Peterson, Curator of Collections at 715-834-7871 or email

  • • Give Books, Photos, Maps, and Documents
    The Glenn Curtis Smoot Library and Archives is home to thousands of photographs, manuscripts, books, oral histories, research files, and more, which provide insight into the history of the Chippewa Valley and are drawn upon for exhibits and programs. As a non-circulating research library, we welcome visitors to explore our collections onsite.

    To make a donation to the Glen Curtis Smoot Library and Archives at the Chippewa Valley Museum, contact the library at 715-834-7871 or