Museum Wish List
The museum is always looking for new artifacts and the following are of particular importance at this time from the 19th century:
Donating Artifacts or Documents
Due to the volume of items we receive, we ask that you donate items prior to contact the museum staff. If you have items that you believe would be of interest to the museum, please call or write the museum and describe the size, content, condition and historical significance of your proposed contribution to the following:
Wisconsin Black Historical Society/Museum
2620 W. Center Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53206
Please note: The museum does not provide appraisals of any donations. The Wisconsin Black Historical Society/Museum is a charitable organization and fair market value of your donation is tax deductible. If you wish to receive documentation of your donation, please let staff know when your donation is accepted.
The museum does not guarantee that any objects donated will be part of an exhibit, however, there is budget allocated for the preservation of materials collected. Once materials are donated to the museum, they cannot be returned to the donor.
WBHS DOCENT PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES:
Docents are volunteer teachers who provide group learning experiences in the form of museum tours, demonstrations, or instruction in special activity areas. WBHS Docent Programs provide the following services:
Volunteering: Your Part in Wisconsin’s Black History
Wisconsin’s Black History is composed of people who have stepped forward to help another or spoke out against injustices. It is critical that we all work to preserve our rich heritage and begin to build the foundation for preserving our past. As a WBHSM Volunteer, you will know that you have done your part to protect Wisconsin’s Black History.
The Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum has a variety of volunteer opportunities for those who are interested, including:
We also have special events, exhibit work and general museum maintenance. We like our volunteers to volunteer a couple of hours each week, more if you are available for a full year of service. During this year, volunteers are given a schedule of when to work based on individual schedules. Volunteering a few hours each week gives both you and the museum/society a sense of accomplishment.
Volunteers receive the following Benefits:
How to become a WBHSM Volunteer:
Becoming a WBHSM Volunteer is easy! Contact the WBHSM office at 414-372-7677.