Donating to Our Collection

La Crosse County Historical Society maintains a collection of artifacts that pertain to the history of La Crosse County. Most of the museum’s collections have been donated by former and current residents. We look for items that have a local story, are unique to our collection, are in good condition, and can safely be stored in our facilities. Donated materials are preserved for future generations. Potential additions to the collection go through a rigorous review process and are subject to a vote by the Society’s Collections Committee and Board of Directors. 

If you are interested in donating items, please call and speak to the curator at 608-782-1980. Drop offs will not be accepted: we do not have staff available to handle unsolicited donations.  LCHS reserves the right to dispose of any unsolicited materials delivered to one of its sites.

Because of its standing with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as an interested party, La Crosse County Historical Society cannot appraise or assign a monetary value to items.