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Artifact Donation

The Historical & Genealogical Society of Somerset County collects artifacts relating directly to Somerset County and rural life in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Artifacts are only accepted as unrestricted gifts, given without conditions for display.

The Somerset Historical Center uses artifacts for a variety of purposes, including exhibits organized and displayed in the museum, for loans to other reputable institutions, and for research by students, genealogists, and historians. Artifacts not on exhibit or loan are placed in secure storage areas within the museum. These areas have controlled humidity, temperature, and light to ensure that the items are carefully preserved.