Become a part of history! We’re collecting signs, posters, banners, sashes, buttons, flyers, and other ephemera–and the stories behind them–from the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., and any recent nationwide protests, including the women’s marches in January 2017.
Do you have something you’d like to donate to our permanent collection? Contact our curatorial team at email@example.com. Please include your contact information, name of the event the objects are from, and images of the object(s) you would like to donate. No phone calls, please.
Please note: Due to the high volume of donation requests, we are not able to accept every item into our collection. Emails with images will be given first priority for review and consideration.
No drop-offs, please. Donations will not be accepted at the Museum admissions desk or membership desk without prior contact with a Museum staff member.
Through our History Responds initiative, the New-York Historical Society remains on the forefront of contemporary culture. Its curatorial team mobilizes to preserve objects from spontaneous moments of crisis or exhilaration in American history, such as artifacts related to 9/11, marriage equality celebrations, and the recent demonstrations in support of gender equality.