Donating to the Collections

Thank you for your interest in donating items to the California Historical Society’s (CHS) collection.

The California Historical Society is not currently accepting donations to our collections. Please check this page for updates.

Unsolicited Donations: We are unable to accept any unsolicited donations. Please do not bring or send any items or artifacts to CHS. CHS reserves the right to dispose of any unsolicited materials received at its site.

Appraisals: CHS staff are unable to appraise or authenticate items or collections. For these questions, please visit the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) website.