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Scope of Collections

The scope of collections provides a brief history of the museum’s collections, including past collecting practices and a description of the growth of our collection. Major collecting themes include:

Community Life

Agriculture

Tourism

Coastal Living

Transportation

Donations

Thank you for your interest in donating a piece of history!

Heritage Village is proud to collect, interpret and preserve Pinellas County’s past. We are always looking to expand our collection and welcome donations of relevant terms. Of particular interest to the museum are:

  • Photographs and archival materials which document Pinellas County’s rich history
  • Three dimensional objects that are related to Pinellas County and have local significance

If you are interested in donating an item to the museum, we ask that you first read our donation policy: https://www.pinellascountyhistoricalsociety.org/news-and-events/from-the-collection/2019/08/22/donation-policy/. Please note, at the time, we do not accept items on loan, only permanent donations.

Once you have read our policy, please email nmucci@pinellascounty.org with the following information regarding your item(s):

  • Your full name and best reachable phone number
  • Item type (ex: uniform, posters, furniture, etc.)
  • Time period of item (ex: c.1900, 1953, etc.)
  • Detailed description of item and condition
  • Description of item’s original owner and how they used the item
  • Photo of item

***Please note that due to limited space, we may be unable to consider your items without the information listed above. We greatly appreciate your items and descriptions. Your potential donor packet will be presented to the Collections Committee for further consideration, and you will then be notified of its status. After we have reviewed your donation, a museum representative will then contact you to discuss whether or not we are able to accept the item.*** Please note: this review process can take two to three months.

You can get a copy of the Potential Donor Form right here http://www.pinellascounty.org/Heritage/PDF/guidelines_for_donating_items.pd

For more information on donations, please contact:

Naomi Gerakios Mucci, Curator of Collections

Email: nmucci@pinellascounty.org

Phone number: (727) 582-2119

You can also check out our Artifact Donation FAQ section for any additional questions https://www.pinellascountyhistoricalsociety.org/news-and-events/from-the-collection/2019/08/22/artifact-donation-faq/.

Adopt an Artifact Program

Do you like history? Are you interested in preserving Pinelllas County’s history? Well, look no further! You can help out by donating money to an artifact and assist in maintaing them. For more information, you can check out the Adopt an Artifact page https://www.pinellascountyhistoricalsociety.org/news-and-events/junior-docent-happenings/2019/11/23/adopt-an-artifact-program/

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