Financial Gifts

When you support The Buffalo History Museum, you make inspiration and discovery happen. Ensure that the stories of today and the past are preserved and accessible for generations to come.

Donate a Financial Gift

Annual Giving & Development

Kimberly Luangpakdy
Director of Advancement kluangpakdy@buffalohistory.org (716) 873-9644 ext. 322

Become a Monthly Pillar Donor

Please consider becoming a Pillar of The Buffalo History Museum with a monthly sustaining gift. Your monthly contribution is a simple and meaningful way to contribute to the Museum’s mission continuously.

Donate an Artifact

Please note:  The Museum is closed due to the COVID-19 epidemic. We are frequently humbled by the generosity shown by people when it comes to their treasures, however, we cannot accept artifact donations at this time.

Most of our staff are working from home, therefore we cannot process artifact donations at this time. Once it is safe for all staff to return the building, please contact us at the contact information available below, when we would be pleased to revisit your kind offer.

Thank you for thinking of The Buffalo History Museum!

About artifact donating: The Buffalo History Museum adds depth and breadth to the collection by focusing on objects made in or associated with Buffalo and Erie County. These objects are given a permanent and safe home, preserving them and their stories for future generations and making them accessible to the public.

The Museum continues to add to its collection through gifts and donations from generous individuals and organizations, as well as through purchases funded by supporters of the Museum.

We are grateful for inquires about artifact donations. However, due to storage space limitations, duplication, and collections policies, all inquiries for artifact donation must be sent in advance to the appropriate contact below before we can assess or confirm any donations.

3D Object Donations

Walter Mayer
Senior Director of Museum Collections wmayer@buffalohistory.org (716) 873-9644 ext. 402

2D Object Donations

Cynthia Van Ness
Director of Library & Archives library@buffalohistory.org (716) 873-9644 ext. 305

Artifact Highlights

Corporate Sponsorship

If your organization is interested in sponsoring a local nonprofit dedicated to preserving Buffalo’s history, The Buffalo History Museum offers a number of opportunities.

Corporations can support one of our signature events, such as Paint the Town, Party for the Portico, or our Red Jacket Awards Dinner, the construction or research of a new exhibit, a program series, and much more. To discuss corporate sponsorships at the Museum, contact Kimberly Luangpakdy at the information below.

Annual Giving & Development

Kimberly Luangpakdy
Director of Advancement kluangpakdy@buffalohistory.org (716) 873-9644 ext. 322

Our brewery is proud to support a Buffalo institution that preserves our city’s history and helps teach future generations about Buffalo’s proud past.” – Heather and John Domres Jr., founders of Buffalo Brewing Company, The Buffalo History Museum’s exclusive beer sponsor.