Answered By: Archives & Library Staff @The Henry Ford
Last Updated: Sep 08, 2023 Views: 931

One of the ways new artifacts are added to the collections of The Henry Ford 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.

If you are interested in offering an object for the collection please use the Acquisition Request Form to begin the process. You may send it in an email to or print the form and send by mail to:

The Henry Ford
Benson Ford Research Center
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124-5029

A curator will review the present collections with regard to your offer 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.

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    The Henry Ford
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    Dearborn, Michigan, USA 48121-1970