The collection of Palm Harbor Museum grows through donations of artifacts from the public. We serve as responsible stewards for objects, furniture, textiles, photographs, books, and documents of historic importance. These donations may be used for studying the past, for creating informative exhibits, and for preserving information about the past for future study.
We are particularly interested in any items directly related to the history of Palm Harbor, Ozona, Crystal Beach, Curlew or East Lake. We are interested in objects, photographs, and documents of local families.
Please understand that we cannot accept everything people wish to donate. It is particularly difficult for us to house and care for large items, such as pump organs. If you have something to donate, our collections committee will evaluate the potential donation by considering whether the museum can afford to care for it, has room to store it, and can use it for study or exhibit. We may also be interested in acquiring things we can use in our hands-on educational areas, such as items or objects children can handle to learn about the past. Such items contribute to our educational mission, though they do not become part of our permanent collection.
To discuss a donation, contact the museum. Please do not drop off donations at the museum for examination without first making an appointment.