Archives Donations

Our objects and archives tell a story about people and places in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. We are grateful to you for thinking of the Manitowoc County Historical Society as a potential home for your treasures, both physical and monetary.


make a monetary donation

While there are no charges for research requests, donations are of vital importance as we work to purchase the needed materials to properly preserve our treasured artifacts for generations to come. 

To mail a donation, please send a check to
Manitowoc County Historical Society
924 Pinecrest Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220

To make an online archives donation, please click HERE


artifact donations

As we plan for the future, prudent development of our artifact collection is especially important. Decisions are based on your object’s history and significance to the history of the Manitowoc County region, and its relationship to artifacts already in our collection.

The Manitowoc County Historical Society accepts donations of original materials documenting the history of our community. Examples of the types of materials preserved in the Archives include letters, photographs, diaries, unpublished memoirs and manuscripts, all forms of two dimensional artwork, original tape recordings, original film and video footage and architectural drawings.

If you have questions about your materials, or are interested in donating items, please contact the museum at or by calling (920) 684-4445.

Before sending items or dropping items off at the museum, please contact MCHS to see if there is interest in your items to be added to the Museum's Collection. If your items are approved for donation, you will need to fill out and sign a Deed of Gift form.