Donate an Object

Vesterheim appreciates your interest in donating items to the museum.

Items Donated for Museum Use

Vesterheim accepts donated objects for use on the museum campus or for fundraising purposes. Examples of museum use items include tools and supplies to help in museum up-keep. Examples of fundraising items include artwork for raffles, and items and services for auctions. To discuss your gift, contact Shawna Wagner at 563-382-9681, ext. 103, or email at

Items Donated to Vesterheim’s Collection

Every year, new objects, books, or archival materials are added to the collection through the generosity of individuals and organizations. These donations help Vesterheim fulfill its mission of sharing the Norwegian-American experience.

Find Vesterheim’s Collections Wish List here. It includes a list of items Vesterheim would like to add to the collection. If you think you have something that will enhance Vesterheim’s collection, please contact the museum’s chief curator, Laurann Gilbertson at 563-382-9681, ext. 214, or to discuss the donation.