Have an item that you are considering donating to the museum?
We are looking for items that help tell Breton's story in some way. Of particular interest are items that have a strong backstory - perhaps they were from a business in town, or were used for many years by a local family.
When you bring your items in, here is the general process that we go through before any item is accepted into the collection:
1. We work with you to fill out a temporary receipt form documenting the item and any information you have about it.
2. The Collections Management Committee meets and makes a decision regarding whether to accept items into the permanent collection, the education programming collection, or to return them to the original donors.
3. If we decide to accept the item to the collection, you will be contacted to come and sign a Certificate of Gift transferring ownership of the artifact to the Breton Museum. If the item is declined, we will contact you to return the item. Items may be declined for a variety of reasons - relevance to the museum's mandate, duplication of an artifact already in the collection, condition, or ability for the museum to care for it. While we cannot accept everything that is offered to us, we value the opportunity to consider your donation of artifacts in assisting the Breton Museum in fulfilling its collections mandate.
The Breton and District Historical Society is a Registered Charitable Organization and can issue tax receipts. At present, we accept donations in the form of cash or cheque!!
We appreciate your support!