Consider this an Artifact Wish List!

Please note that beginning June 1, 2024, we will significantly limit our artifact collecting during the transformation of our space.

The North Carolina Museum of History receives frequent inquiries from the public about artifact donations. From time to time, the museum seeks particular objects to strengthen its collection or to feature in exhibits.

The museum is looking for:

  • Objects related to the experiences of underrepresented groups in North Carolina
  • Objects related to the Wright brothers and the origin of manned flight in North Carolina
  • Objects related to the early and colonial history of North Carolina

If you are interested in donating an artifact to the museum, please see "How Can I Donate an Artifact to the Museum."