Answered By: Archives & Library Staff @The Henry Ford
Last Updated: Feb 07, 2017 Views: 322

One of the ways new artifacts are added to the collections 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 Artifact Donation Form to begin the process. You may send it electronically to or print the form and send to us by fax or regular mail. Please use the contact information below.

We will confirm your request, assign it to a curator, and provide a reference number for your records. A curator will review the present collections with regard to the request, 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.

Please send your artifact donation request to:

The Henry Ford
Benson Ford Research Center
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
fax: (313) 982-6244

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ATTN: The Benson Ford Research Center remains closed to the public for in-person research, tours, and visits. It will remain closed until further notice, but Research Center staff members continue to respond to inquiries. Please contact us by email, phone, mail, or by submitting a question.


Benson Ford Research Center
The Henry Ford
P.O. Box 1970
Dearborn, Michigan, USA 48121-1970