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Donate to The Collections

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum will consider for donation military items such as equipment, personal items, and souvenirs, as well as archival material, diaries, letters, photographs, and books where there is a significant tie to Wisconsin. We also would like to collect oral histories of service members.

Please start the process by filling out the form to the right. Please make sure any photo attachment is less than 1MB. Please also wait to see an acknowledgement that your submission was successful at the bottom of the form to ensure it was sent to us. We appreciate having the form filled out and that you await further correspondence from us before you attempt to bring any items in. Once we have your form, we will call or email you back in the order we receive your submissions.

All items that we do want to bring in for consideration will be accepted on a temporary custody form and will be reviewed for placement in our permanent collection, study collection, or library by a collections committee. Following the decision of the committee, donors will receive a certificate of gift form for items which will be kept. It must be signed and returned to the museum in order to transfer custody to The Wisconsin Veterans Museum. Declined items will be returned to the donor with a letter of explanation. If you have additional questions or comments about your items which you will donate, please email We appreciate your patience, as we do deal with quite a number of donors and emails.

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