The Holland Museum's mission in part is to serve as a catalyst for a dynamic interaction of past and present that enriches the Holland, MI area. By collecting, preserving and communicating what has been, we focus the power of the past to shape the future.

Our collection is represented by more than 90,000 artifacts and archival materials that includes everything from art, books, coins, dolls, stamps and quilts. This collection contains the stories, known as provenance, of thousands of area residents, business, organizations, churches and schools.

The Holland Museum continues to collect the stories not yet represented in our collection.


Research

The Museum archives are open to the public BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on the first and third Thursday of every month, from 1-4pm. Please contact Registrar, Rick Jenkins, to schedule an appointment, at 616-796-2081 or rjenkins@hollandmuseum.org.

The Collections Department is available to answer questions via email or phone only. Questions will be addressed in the order they are received.

The Museum does NOT perform restoration work.

The Museum does NOT appraise objects, nor can we recommend appraisers. If you have appraisal questions, please contact one of the national professional organizations of appraisers, the American Society of Appraisers and the Appraisers Association of America.


Donations

The Holland Museum hopes to represent the region with meaningful artifacts from the past. When you donate an item to the Holland Museum collection, you further that mission. Your generosity helps ensure our Museum shares the region's complete history as well as the inspiring people who have settled and enriched the area. Shape the region's future by educating citizens and students on all the ways the Holland region has grown. Please contact Registrar, Rick Jenkins, 616-796-2081 or rjenkins@hollandmuseum.org to discuss your gift.

Prior to bringing your donation to the Museum, please make arrangements with Museum staff. There are procedures and legal paperwork that must be completed to document all donations.

Donation offers are reviewed regularly by the Collections Committee. Please note, we cannot accept every donation that is offered.


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