Save our Historic Treasures - Adopt an Artifact
While the Museum does its best to stop the ravages of time on its collection of over 2,000 artifacts, some items become in need of professional care. The cost of conservation is substantial, but necessary to ensure that these objects are available for future generations. Our Adopt an Artifact program allows community members, foundation, and corporations to donate money that is used solely for conservation efforts. Learn more about the process at the Museum's blog here.
Below you can see some of our artifacts that are in need of conservation. The Adopt An Artifact Program allows individuals or groups to select and sponsor an artifact for conservation. By adopting one of these endangered artifacts, your tax-deductible contribution ensures that these pieces of Orange County history will continue to teach us about the past.
Only through the support of the community can we continue to preserve and display artifacts that link us with the past.
Artifacts Available for Adoption
Turner Portraits ...... Strudwick Saddlebags ............R. Wall Quilt .....Waddell Guitar .........Orange Guard Flag
Adopt an Artifact Now
To adopt one of these artifacts, contact our director, Brandie Fields, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the knowledge that you are saving a piece of Orange County's history, the Adopt an Artifact program has other benefits.
Donors' names will be engraved on a small plaque that will be displayed with the artifact in the Museum. In addition the donors will receive an Adoption Packet with information on the artifact and its connection to Orange County History. Donors will also be updated on the progress of the artifact's conservation, when the artifact is on display, and included in any press on the artifact.
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||Josiah Turner Portrait, c. 1817
|Josiah Turner Portrait: Before
||Josiah Turner Potrait: After
|Restored by C.R. Allen Restorations in Durham