Contribute to our permanent collection

Do you have Woodstock "stuff"? We would love for you to contact us about anything that you have that emphasizes the following:

The collecting scope of the Museum currently emphasizes the following:

  • The Dana Family – objects related to Charles and Mary Gay Swan Dana and their descendants who lived in the house.
  • Living in Woodstock – objects related to demographics, domestic life, family, community, local history, religious life, sports, recreation, the arts, leisure, social groups and education.
  • Working in Woodstock – objects related to the changing economic base of the Village and Town of Woodstock, business, manufacturing, mercantilism, tourism, transportation, labor, and scientific and technological development.
  • Governing in Woodstock - objects related to politics, elections, citizen action groups, education, governing boards and planning.
  • The built environment in the Village and Town – objects related to buildings and their design, architectural style and house form; layout of roads, streetscapes, and materials related to architecture in a broad social and economic context.
  • Individuals and their ideas and contributions – objects related to art, literature, medicine, music and philosophy produced by individuals from the Woodstock area.

The collecting scope of the Library, Archives and Images, including manuscripts, ephemera, documents, photographs and books, emphasizes the following:

  • The Dana Family – materials related to Charles and Mary Gay Swan Dana and their descendants.
  • Living in Woodstock – materials related to demographics, domestic life, family, community, local history, religious life, sports, recreation, the arts, leisure, social groups, education and institutions.
  • Working in Woodstock - materials related to the changing economic base of the Village and Town of Woodstock, business, manufacturing, agriculture, publishing, mercantilism, tourism, labor, and scientific and technological development.
  • Governing in Woodstock – materials related to politics, elections, citizen action groups, education, governing boards, and planning.
  • The built environment in the Village and Town – materials, including maps, related to buildings and their design, architectural style and house form; architecture in a broad social and economic context; transportation; layout of roads, streetscapes and railroads.
  • Individuals and their ideas and contributions – materials related to art, photography, literature, medicine, music and philosophy produced by individuals from the Woodstock area.
  • Tourism in Woodstock – materials produced by residents, visitors and the media, and tourism’s impact on Woodstock.
  • Planning, land use and conservation – materials produced by residents, visitors and the media.
  • All of the above with respect to the towns surrounding Woodstock.
  • Select Vermont history.
  • Materials that support the work of the staff in interpreting and telling the story of Woodstock.

Once you have submitted the form below, we will ask you to temporarily loan us your artifact/s in order that it be reviewed by our Collection Committee which meets once per month. If we determine that we would like to add it to our permanent collection, we will issue a Deed of Gift which you will need to sign and return to us. 

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