Winnipeg River Heritage Museum holding call for item donations

The holidays are fast approaching, and what better way to celebrate the spirit of the season than giving back to your local community museum? This year, the Winnipeg River Heritage Museum is holding an Equipment Donation Drive, and we need your help to make our Wish List a reality!

After the devastation of the 2014 fire, we lost not only the building and much of the collection, but also most of the behind-the-scenes museum supplies. It’s now more important than ever to protect the artifacts that were saved from the fire, and that means we need the recommended equipment essential to preserving a museum collection.

As construction of the new museum building enters its final stages, we’re beginning to rebuild our arsenal. That’s why we’re humbly asking you, our fellow members of the community, for support in this endeavour. We’ve put together a “Wish List” of tools, equipment, and furniture recommended by the Canadian Conservation Institute, some of which are pictured in the graphic below. For our full Wish List, complete with examples, prices, and product links, please contact us (details to follow).

Here’s a quick rundown of ways you can contribute to our Equipment Donation Drive this holiday season:

  • Donate any item you already own from our Wish List, provided it’s in good condition
  • Purchase any item from our Wish List and donate to the WRHM
  • Donate funds toward the purchase of any item from our Wish List

All donations are eligible for charitable tax receipts.

We encourage all potential donors to please contact us prior to making any donations or purchases. Being a small museum, we have specific limitations on space and on the types of furniture/equipment we can bring into a museum environment.

There are a few ways you can get in touch with us:
Email: Diane Dubé, WRHM Director
Phone: WRHM office (204) 367-9970, ask for Diane or Taryn (weekdays between 9-5)

We welcome any contribution, no matter the size. Your support will bring us that much closer to our goal and help protect your local heritage now and into the future. It’s been a rough couple of years for the collection – let’s give it the best new home that it deserves.
The WRHM’s Equipment Donation Drive will start November 9, 2018 and will be open for donations until the end of Winter 2019. You can view the full Wish List by contacting us or you can click here.

WRHM Equipment & Storage Needs