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Thank you for your interest in donating to the collections of The Henry Ford. One of the ways new artifacts are added to the collections is through the generosity of our members, individuals and corporations. Donations assist The Henry Ford to fulfill our mission to provide unique educational experiences based on authentic objects, stories, and lives from America's traditions of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation.

How to Donate
Please use the Artifact Donation Form to begin the donation process. You may send it electronically to or print the form and send to us by fax or regular mail. Please use the contact information below.

We will confirm your donation request, assign it to a curator, and provide a reference number for your records. The curator will review the present collections with regard to the donation request, and it will go before the Collections Committee for consideration. This can be a lengthy process and we appreciate your patience as we give your offer thorough and complete attention.

Please send your artifact donation request to:

The Henry Ford
Benson Ford Research Center
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
fax: (313) 982-6244