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Donated Artifacts

Donate Artifacts to the Jim Crow Museum


The Jim Crow Museum is the largest publicly accessible collection of segregation and racist artifacts in the United States. These objects are used to teach tolerance and promote social justice. The Museum is free and open to the public; therefore, the Museum is largely dependent on donations-financial and in-kind-to enhance its work.

The Museum accepts the donations of objects at all times. If you have an object that you believe is consistent with the Museum's mission and work please consider donating the object to the following address:

Jim Crow Museum
Ferris State University
1010 Campus Drive
Big Rapids, Michigan 49307

For any donation of objects to the Jim Crow Museum, the fair-market value is tax-deductible. We provide a letter acknowledging the gift, and a Deed of Gift stating what the gift was and when it was received by the museum. The donor should keep this letter as a receipt of the gift in case they are asked to produce it by the IRS. The Deed of Gift should be filled out and returned in order to be processed as a tax deductible gift to the University. We do not appraise value.

Thank you for considering a donation to the Jim Crow Museum.

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