Interested in donating an artifact?

The PoCo Muse regularly considers new donations that help us tell stories of the people, places, and events in Porter County history. From prehistoric fossils to current events, our collection spans a vast range of time periods and topics from a local perspective.

  • If you’re interested in donating an artifact, please call or submit the form below with a description of the item you’d like to donate. You can also bring your potential donation to the museum during open hours, an appointment is recommended but not necessary. The collections coordinator will assess whether your object is a good fit for the PoCo Muse and walk you through the donation process. The donation process takes only a few minutes, but we love to hear any stories connected to your donation - stories help us create the best possible exhibits and programming.

  • Do you have interesting photographs or letters that you’re not quite ready to part with? Consider making a digital donation! The museum will make high-resolution scans of the originals, then return the physical documents to you

  • Please note that transportation of donated artifacts to the museum is the responsibility of the donor, the museum is not able to pick up donations.


Please complete the form below

Name *
Phone *
Are you able to provide a photograph of your artifact? *
Agreement *