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Donation and Research Guidelines

Object Donation Procedures - Curatorial Department

Do you have an object that you would like to donate to the Stuhr Museum? If so, please review the guidelines below to help us manage your donation process more effectively.

1.      The Stuhr Museum is an American history museum that primarily focuses on the history of Hall County, Nebraska prior to the 1930s. As this is the case, we will not be able to accept donations of objects from more recent periods.

2.      If you would like to donate an object to the Stuhr Museum collections, please make sure before your arrival that you have the legal possession of that object and have the legal authority to give that donation. 

3.      If you plan to donate an object to the Stuhr Museum collections, the museum staff asks that you provide us with at least 48 hours of notice to ensure that a curator will be able to assist you with your donation. If this notice is not given, we cannot guarantee that a curator will be able to accept your donation on the day you arrive.

*The Museum is currently not accepting donations of pianos, automobiles, or large farm machinery.

 

Thank you so much for considering the Stuhr Museum as a permanent home for your treasured objects. We greatly appreciate your support of our mission and the work that our staff does to tell the history of Hall County, and Nebraska, every day.

 

Research at the Stuhr Museum

Do you have a question about an object in your possession, or want to conduct your own research at the Stuhr Museum? Please see the guidelines below to help us make your visit at the Museum a success.

·         We greatly appreciate your interest in the history of Nebraska and of Hall county. If you would like to speak with a curator about an object in your possession, please give the museum 48 hours notice of your arrival so we can make sure a curator will be available to assist you. If this notice is not given, we cannot guarantee that someone will be able to assist you when you arrive.

·         If you have an interest in pursuing a research topic at the Stuhr Museum we ask that you schedule an appointment with one of our curators at least 48 hours before the time you plan to arrive to conduct research so that a curator can be available to assist you during the process. If you do not give the museum this notice of your arrival you will not be permitted to use our facilities.

·         When you are arriving to the Stuhr Museum to donate your object(s) please plan to enter through the main Stuhr Museum building unless otherwise instructed, and not any of the other surrounding buildings on the property. A curator or staff member at Visitor Services will be there to greet you and assist you with the donation process.

·         Please contact either the Curator of the Stuhr Museum Kari Stofer or the Exhibits Curator Robb Nelson during our business hours of Monday-Friday between 9:00am-5:00pm to schedule your donation appointment. You can reach Kari Stofer by email at kstofer@stuhrmuseum.org or by phone at 308-440-8936 and Robb Nelson by email at rnelson@stuhrmuseum.org or by phone at 402-499-7701.

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