Our organization collects, preserves, and exhibits artifacts related to Paris and Bourbon County history and culture. We understand that donating artifacts, especially family heirlooms and other sentimental items, is not an easy decision. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our collections policy and our methods for storing and displaying artifacts.
Do you have an item you are thinking about donating to the museum? See below for how to start the process, and we thank you for considering HPBC/Hopewell Museum.
First, read the Collections Policy Outline for Prospective Donors. Second, collect any information you may have on your item as this is helpful to include with our records. Third, contact us with either and description and photo of your item, or call to make an appointment to bring your item for inspection and to fill out some paperwork. Our Curatorial Committee votes on all donation inquiries and we will let you know their decision.