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National Veterans Memorial and Museum - Artifact Loans

Curating Our Collections

All exhibits in the National Veterans Memorial and Museum are carefully designed to highlight a wide range of Veterans, personal artifacts, and experiences. We continually invest in items to enhance and expand our collection of firsthand stories through a loan process that partners mostly with lending institutions.

Future Artifact Donations

The National Veterans Memorial and Museum is not a collecting institution, which means we cannot accept donations of artifacts at this time. However, we invite individuals to submit items and stories to our database for future consideration – like photos, letters, personal effects, or keepsakes; as well as objects related to enlisting, training, combat, the experience of families, or the return to civilian life. This will help us build a lasting legacy for the Museum.

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Please note your submission does not guarantee a feature in the Museum. We will keep it on record as exhibits continue to grow and expand.

Where to Donate Now

If you have memorabilia that documents Ohioans’ military service, we encourage you to reach out to our partners at the Ohio History Connection. You can email collections@ohiohistory.org and the curatorial staff from the Ohio History Connection will be in touch within two weeks to learn more.