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Donate to our Collection

The Legacy of the Lakes Museum is dedicated to the preservation of Minnesota lake culture. Our Collection, which includes antique and classic watercraft, resort memorabilia, sporting equipment, and more, tells the story of our ten thousand treasures. Please contact the Museum if you have something you would like to donate. All donations will be evaluated and approved by Museum staff.

The Legacy of the Lakes Museum & Gardens is a 501c3 organization. Donating a museum quality artifact or archival material for the Collection may entitle the donor to a tax deduction. Donating a boat for the museum to sell or auction may also entitle the donor to a tax deduction. Contact the Museum for more information about this type of contribution.

Build our Legacy

Financial donations to the Legacy of the Lakes Museum and Gardens are deeply appreciated. Gifts to our Endowment Fund help sustain operations and build our collection, and donations of photographs, fishing gear and other lakes-related memorabilia are always appreciated. You might also consider making the Legacy of the Lakes Museum and Gardens part of your estate plan, or honoring the memory of a loved one with a legacy gift to be used in specific areas of the Museum or Gardens. Contact office@legacyofthelakes.org for information.