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We rely heavily on the generous support of the community to allow us to continue with the operations of the Dartmouth Heritage Museum. We appreciate whatever help you can offer; you will find following popular opportunities for companies and individuals – ranging from time to funding to artifact donations. If you don’t see something that interests you please contact us – we’ll be happy to discuss custom opportunities to help fit your goal.

Each year many Society members give over and above the membership fees to help us run our programs at the Museum. Many thanks to these donors for their ongoing generosity.

The Dartmouth Heritage Museum Society is a Canadian registered charity ( #890030521 RR0001) which allows us to issue tax receipts for certain donations.

Advertising – 2018 Dartmouth Heritage Museum Calendar

·         Heritage sports theme; contact sheet attached

·         Premium quality; open size is 18″ high by 12″ wide

·         Will be available July 2017; selling for $15 each

·         $500 each – 12 spaces available – call 902-464-2300 to reserve yours

o   dimensions – 4″ wide x 1″ high; includes image/logo and contact information

o   ad copy deadline May 19, 2017; PDF file, minimum 300 dpi

·         Exclusive offer for calendar advertisers – for an extra $250 get 25 calendars to use as gifts, etc.

Present Sponsor – Harbour Explosion Exhibit

2017 marks the centennial anniversary of the Halifax Harbour Explosion. In this much-anticipated exhibit, we will show the huge impact it had on Dartmouth. The exhibit opens July 14, 2017, and will run through January 2018. In conjunction with the physical exhibit at Evergreen, we will present a virtual exhibit on our website. Partnership benefits include:

·         Naming rights, i.e. Harbour Explosion Presented by Your Company

·         Corporate logo displayed at exhibit, in exhibit programme, and online

·         News Release/ Social Media blast announcing partnership

·         Recognition at the exhibit opening on July 14; includes opportunity to make brief remarks

·         Dignitary seating for two (2) at opening; tickets for 10

·         Group membership for Museum (up to 10 in group)

·         Cross-marketing opportunities

·         Please call 902-464-2300 for more information.


Group Membership

A wonderful benefit to offer members of your organization while at the same time showing your support for the Dartmouth Heritage Museum. Tax receipts are issued for 50% of the membership fee. For details please see our Membership page.


We are thankful for the support we receive from the community and continue to be surprised at the generosity of those who share our vision for the Dartmouth Heritage Museum. Without the support of yourself and others, the Museum would be a different and lesser place. Donor support allows us to spend more time and money on enhancing our displays and exhibits.

header-logo-enDonations can me made online through CanadaHelps.org. Donations can be monetary (one-time or monthly), securities, or via fundraising campaigns. Simply use the link to the left to be connected to the CanadaHelps.org website to make your donation.

If you wish to send a cheque please make it payable to the Dartmouth Heritage Museum Society and mail to us at Evergreen House, 26 Newcastle Street, Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 3M5.

Income tax receipts are issued for amounts over $20 (by mail.)


Membership is not just a great way to support the Museum but also entitles you to exclusive invitations to exhibit openings and functions as well as free admission to either Evergreen or Quaker Houses throughout the year.

Membership Types

Individual – $20.00
Family – $30.00
Group – $50.00 & up

Please visit our Membership page to join or for more information.


We can always use extra hands – please visit the Volunteer section for more information.

Income tax receipts are available for artifact donations if a professional appraisal is available (supplied by donor). Please call 902-464-2300 for more information.

How can I make a donation to the Dartmouth Heritage Museum?

If you would like to donate an item to the Dartmouth Heritage Museum, please first contact the Museum’s Executive Director with details. If it is determined your objects would be an asset to our Collection you will be asked to bring the item/s to the Museum for review by the Collections Management Committee. Larger items should be photographed with the photos submitted for review (due to space limitations). You will be asked to complete a Provisional Custody Agreement that will allow us temporary custody of items under review. All pending donations are treated with the same care as those already in our Collection. The Committee meets bi-monthly; it may take more than one meeting for a determination, depending on the volume and/or complexity of items being reviewed.

Once your item/s are reviewed by the Committee you will receive a letter advising you of their decision.

If your item/s have been accepted then you will be asked to complete a Deed of Gift form which transfers ownership. Upon receipt of the form the donation is processed by Museum staff and the objects added to our Collection.

If your items are not accepted by the Committee you will be asked to make arrangements for pick up.

How does the Collections Management Committee determine what is collected?

All donations are presented before the Collections Management Committee to determine whether the Museum will accept them into the collection. The Committee, with recommendations from staff, looks at three main areas to make their decision: the objects history, its condition, and relevance to our mission statement. Other factors such as size, special restrictions and greater significance to another institution, may also be considered.

Can I bring in my object(s) to be appraised?

No, the Museum does not have the ability to appraise objects.  You would have to go to a professional appraiser.

What happens if I decide that I would like my object(s) back in a few years?

As soon as you sign them over to the Museum they become the legal property of Halifax Regional Municipality and they are no longer yours.  Please think carefully and consult your family members before making any donations.

What if I have donated something to the museum in the past and want to know what happened to it?

Please fill out the Acquisition Status form and submit it to the Executive Director. Try to be as detailed as you can.

If I have any more questions who do I contact?

For any questions about the collection, donations, or researching please contact the Museum.