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In addition to preserving your historic objects it is important to remember to preserve the history or story that goes with them. For example the uniform worn by your father when he fought in the Pacific is just a uniform if the story is lost. Take the time to write down the story that goes with your objects; include as much information as you have. Don’t worry about writing a history of the world — the important things are the details that are known only to you and your family. After you have written down the history, safeguard it by giving copies to other family members.

Not sure your artifact is on our "yes" list for acceptance? Return to Step 2, and review what we are and are not currently accepting.


First Name


Last Name

Street Address




Email Address


Phone Number


Artifact Description

Branch: (e.g., Army, Navy, Coast Guard, WAC, etc.)

Unit/Ship: (e.g., 29th Infantry Division, 8th Air Force, USS West Virginia)

Theater of operation: (e.g., Europe, Pacific, Mediterranean, China/Burma/India, etc.)

Please upload only .jpg or .png files.


Consult our curatorial staff if you have further questions about your donation.