Thank you for considering donating to the Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society! Your support as a Donor helps provide financial stability to The Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society. With your donation we are able to support our collection through conservation & preservation, broaden our educational endeavors through seminars and lifelong learning opportunities, fund exciting exhibitions and programs. Your donation ensures that future generations will have the opportunity to discover their history with The Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society into the future.
As a nonprofit organization we rely heavily on donations from history lovers like you! If you are interested in supporting our work please let us know!
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Over the years we have been fortunate enough to have much of our object collection donated to us by our members and current or former Suffolk residents. Although we love receiving new material for our collection we are limiting what we accept at this time to be absolutely sure we can properly care for and maintain what we have. Currently our main focus is to care for those objects we already have in our collection without accepting more than we can safely house.
What does that mean for you and your potential donation? Just let us know what you are interested in donating (via phone call or email) and we will discuss what the best course of action is.
We love photographs (they’re relatively easy to store and can generate wonderful stories) and linens. The older the better. And we love them even more if they have a good story or history to go with them! Especially if the subjects are identified.
We are especially interested in objects/photos from the greater Nansemond county area as that is an area of our collection that is a bit thinner. Even more so we are interested in objects and photos that tell some of the lesser known Suffolk-Nansemond histories: Native American, African-American, and other historically disadvantaged groups. That way we at the Historical Society can be sure to have the most complete history of Suffolk and Nansemond county that we can to tell the fullest stories that we can.
We appreciate your interest and support!
If you are interested in donating money, either for a specific use/project or as an unrestricted donation, please send a check to PO Box 1255, Suffolk VA 23434 with any specifications on the memo line.
All donations to SNHS, as a 501(c)3 organization, are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.