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Support the Museum

There are several ways to support the Birmingham Museum, including serving as a volunteer, donating an artifact, and making a monetary donation.

Volunteer at the Museum
There are two ways to volunteer to help the museum; 1) as part of the museum staff, or 2) with the Friends of the Birmingham Museum  whose various activities also support the museum. At the museum, volunteers assist in maintaining and operating the Birmingham Museum as an educational institution and cultural resource. Interested volunteers complete an application and meet with staff to determine the best fit between volunteer interests and museum needs.   Download a Birmingham Museum Volunteer Form

Artifact Donations
The Birmingham Museum accepts artifact donations on a case by case basis only. If you have an item you wish to be considered for the permanent collection, please call the Museum Director at 248.530.1928, or send an email to museum@bhamgov.org. Material brought to the museum prior to speaking with the Director cannot be accepted.


Monetary Donations
Anyone wishing to contribute to the Friends of the Birmingham Museum's  (Birmingham Historical Society) Annual Fund, which provides operational support for the museum, can do so by sending a check made out to:

Friends of the Birmingham  Museum 
556 W. Maple Road
Birmingham, MI 48009

See more about the Friends of the Birmingham Museum and how you can support the museum by becoming a member or helping with fund-raising. Contributions can also be made to the Birmingham Museum's Endowment Fund. The interest from the endowment fund goes to the City of Birmingham to help with the museum's budget. The principal in the endowment fund is owned by the Community Foundation for SE Michigan. A check should be written to the following:

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
333 West Fort Street, Suite 2010
Detroit, MI 48226-3134

*It is important to indicate on the check, or in a note accompanying the check, that your contribution is for the Birmingham Museum, formerly Birmingham Historical Museum Endowment Fund.

Both the Friends and Community Foundation are charitable organizations and your contribution is tax deductible. Both organizations will acknowledge your gift in writing; the Community Foundation will also notify the Friends of your contribution.