To discuss potential donations, please contact the Archivist/Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 905.732.2215
The Welland Museum is grateful for the generosity of those who donate archival items to the Museum that expand on, and deepen the story of Welland & Pelham. It is through you that our collection grows, enriching this story for everyone. We take this stewardship of caring, accountability and providing access to the items for present and future generations very seriously, guided by current museum best practices and Ontario ministry guidelines.
Artefacts and archival items accepted into the collection must have a significant relevance to Welland & Pelham, such as made in Welland, and be in good condition.
In order to speed up the donation process, please take a minute to answer the following 6 questions before contacting the museum:
You MUST answer YES to the following 3 questions
- Was your item(s) acquired in Welland/Pelham?
- Do you know the history/provenance of your item(s)?
- Do you own the item(s) that you are donating?
You MUST answer NO to the following 3 questions
- Is your item torn, broken, stained, faded or damaged in any way?
- Do you notice any signs of mold or insect presence anywhere on your item(s)?
- A list of items that the museum is no longer accepting is available on our website, located under Donations and Acquisitions. Does your item appear on this list?
If you answered YES to questions 1 – 3, and NO to questions 4 – 6, please continue with the donation process. If not, please do not proceed with your donation.We thank you for your interest in the museum, but are striving to abide by the set of standards set by the Ontario Museums Association.
Due to environmental standards set by the Ontario Museums Association, the Welland Museum will no longer be accepting the following:
Items that exhibit signs of mold, Newspapers, Blue Prints, Furs, Sewing machines, Baby buggies, Large industrial tools
As a result of insurance restrictions, all donations left outside of the museum will be discarded.
*All potential donations are reviewed and decided on by the Artefact Acquisitions Committee at meetings held bi-monthly. Due to the heavy volume of donations at times, please allow considerable time for us to contact you with a decision.