Ways to give: Artifacts: Any rare artifacts or artifacts related to Kingfisher or Chisholm Trail history are always welcome. If you wish to donate an artifact the collections staff will assess the artifact for condition and if it desirably fits within the museum's mission statement. If accepted we will have you fill out the "Deed of Gift" paperwork. Not all items that are donated may be able to be displayed but will always be archived with great care for future generations. If at all possible do not ship items to the museum without first contacting our director/head of collections to verify the need of the items and to send you a "Deed of Gift" form to be filled out before accepting artifacts.
Monetary Donations:The Chisholm Trail museum is a 501(c) organization so monetary gifts are tax deductible. Check, Cash and Card can all be processed.
Museums Donation Policy: These are the legally binding guidelines that govern the Chisholm Trail Museum collections policy. 1.) All donations to the museum will be outright, unconditional and irrevocable gifts to the Chisholm Trail museums of Kingfisher Oklahoma (Hereafter referred to as "The Museum"), and will become the complete and total property of the Museum at the time of the donors signature of the deed of gift. 2.) Donations may be tax deductible. However, the museum will provide no appraisals of artifacts. It is the responsibility of the donor to seek professional appraisal assistance. 4.) Because interests and objectives change and subsequent acquisitions may be in better condition or more useful for the Museum’s purposes, no guarantee can be made that the artifacts on the face of this agreement will always remain under ownership of the Museum or in the collection designated herein. If removed from the Museum’s collections at any point, these artifacts will not be returned to the original donor, but will be handled according to the current Collections Management Policy. The museum is not required to notify the original Donor of an artifact’s removal from the collections. 5.) The goal of preserving the collections, limited gallery space, and policy of changing exhibits do not allow the museum to permanently exhibit any artifact. 6.) There are two types of collections currently maintained at the Museum: A. Permanent Collection. 3D artifacts and original documents, photographs, and library materials are accepted for the permanent collection with preservation as the primary focus. These contribute strongly to the Museum’s mission, and have strong documentation. They may be used for exhibition, research, and the further documentation of other parts of the collection. Artifacts with this designation are stored in a climate-controlled environment and in areas where light levels are regulated and handling is restricted. B. Use/Education/Reference Collection. 3D artifacts, documents, photographs, and library materials may also be accepted for educational use. These artifacts may be used as general reference material for the public, serve to illustrate talks and demonstrations, or provide visitors and program participants with “hands-on” knowledge (meaning the artifact may be touched.) Such artifacts may be used in exhibit situations where the environment and/or security of artifacts might threaten their long-term preservation. Environmental conditions, light levels, and handling are not restricted. 7. The Donor freely consents and grants the Museum, its assignees, licensees, and successors, the right to record his/her name, contact information, and documentary information and images relating to donated artifacts. The Donor also consents and grants the aforementioned parties the right to use, adapt, publish, print, broadcast, transmit, and distribute worldwide, in whole or in part, in any and all languages, in any and all media formats now known or hereinafter devised, and the right to sublicense the publication, exhibition, broadcast, transmission, distribution, and translation rights now and in the future, with the exception of private contact information. The Donor’s signature also constitutes free consent and permission to use his/her name and biography, and information and images relating to donated artifacts, including but not limited to use on the Chisholm Trail Museum’s internet website, exhibitions, promotional brochures, broadcasts, and transmissions. He/she expressly releases the Museum from any and all claims arising out of the use of his/her name and biography, and documentary information and images relating to donated artifacts including but not limited to claims of invasion of privacy, defamation, and infringement of the right of publicity.
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