The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance is a 501(c)3 non-profit registered in Colorado. We greatly appreciate gifts of any size to help support our preservation projects, programming and operating costs. We use CO Gives to process all credit card donations.
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HISTORIC ITEM DONATIONS
The BHA and the Dr. Sandra Mather Archives accept material relevant to Breckenridge, Colorado and associated with its people, businesses, government, civic organizations, industries, and the built and natural environments. Collections are primarily used in our museums as part of exhibits and are interpreted by our docents and guides. Due to limitations on museum exhibit space, the BHA must be selective when accepting materials into our collections. Archival material is housed in a specialized facility and is available to the public for research by appointment with our archivist. If you are interested in making a donation please complete our Donation Inquiry Form.
We ACCEPT these types of COLLECTIONS items:
Textiles, Clothing, and Accessories: Victorian era up to 1980s ski wear
Furniture and Furnishings (glassware, ceramics, figurines, wall art): Victorian era; 1800s - early 1900s
Tools and Equipment (mining, railroad, sawmill, ski): 1800s - mid-1900s
We ACCEPT these types of ARCHIVES items*:
Photographs (with subjects and locations identified)
Letters and Diaries (first-person accounts)
Personal Papers (relating to an individual's civic, business, religious, political, and/or social activities)
Government, Church, and Business Records
Serials and Periodicals (we generally do not take publications that are widely available elsewhere)
Ephemera (brochures, postcards, valentines, tickets, award ribbons, political buttons, trail maps, posters, etc.)
Film, Video, and Audio Recordings (with identifying information)
Born Digital (texts, images, or recordings produced in digital form)
*Items with copyright restrictions or copies of original material (copy prints, photocopies, scans, digital images of original items, copy negatives, or transcriptions of published items or audio recording) are generally not accepted; exceptions may apply.
We do not accept unsolicited or drop-off items at our office, the archives, or any of our museums. BHA and/or the Dr. Sandra Mather Archives are not responsible for any items left without prior approval/acceptance and such items may be disposed of as abandoned property.