Collections Donation Information

Thank you for your interest in donating an item into the collections of Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan! 

We invite you to complete the Application for Consideration for the Permanent Collection. This application will help the Besser Museum and the Collection Committee understand how your item might support the Besser Museum’s mission. 

The completed application will help us understand the history of the item including what it is, to whom it belonged, where it was used, when it was used, why it is important, and how it complements the Besser Museum’s mission. The information provided in these applications, helps to make the donated items valuable resources for years to come.  

To the best of your ability, please, complete an application for each item you wish to be considered for inclusion in the collections of the Besser Museum. There are instructions included within the application regarding where the application should be sent.  

If you have questions about how best to complete the application, please contact the Collections Manager.

Donation Alternatives  

For information on other collecting organizations, including museums and historical societies within Michigan, please visit the Historical Society of Michigan website.


Our mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit authentic articles and artifacts of art, history, and science to 

inspire curiosity, foster community pride, and cultivate personal legacy.

Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan


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Alpena, MI 49707