Our collection consists of objects ranging in size from tiny uniform buttons to large military aircraft. Our donors understand that as America’s WWII Museum, we will be a resource to researchers and educators for generations to come. Our artifacts and documents are enormously important in helping to bring history to life.
Due to the generous donations of WWII veterans, their families, friends and other donors, the Museum has neared its goal of acquiring a collection that is representative of the American experience in World War II, thus the Museum must be selective with any new artifacts it accepts. Our archives, though, are ever growing, and we are particularly seeking additions to our archive of personal stories and wartime letters, diaries and photographs. We ask that you please read the FAQs and Common WWII donation pages, and then contact us concerning any material that you wish to donate to the Museum.
There are three easy steps in the donation process. This site will guide you through each of them—just click on the "Next" button when you're ready to move to the next step.
Other Ways to Give
As a Member of The National WWII Museum, you can permanently honor the service and sacrifice of your personal connection to World War II at the Museum built to honor the legacy of freedom secured by the courageous men and women of the Greatest Generation.
The Museum receives no government funding for our ongoing operating expenses, therefore we depend heavily on admission revenue and donations to pay the bills. With every $10 you donate, you will help cover the cost of admission for WWII veterans and the resources it takes to ensure their stories are never forgotten.
With a brick at The National WWII Museum, you have a unique opportunity to create a lasting tribute to loved ones who served their country.
Considering selling or trading in your old car, truck or SUV? Give it new life by donating it to The National World War II Museum.
Now more than ever, we need to do all we can to ensure that the courage and sacrifices of the men and women who won World War II are remembered with gratitude and respect and kept relevant for all Americans. One important way to help achieve this goal is to make a deferred planned gift to the Museum as part of your estate plan.