Museum Donations

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association is happy to consider all donations or bequests of objects, art, and artifacts into its Museum Collections.

The Memorial Association collects within three specific areas: George Washington and his membership in, and relationship with, Freemasonry; American Freemasonry; and the history of the Memorial Association.

All offers of items are reviewed according to several factors, including duplication, ownership and provenance. The Memorial reserves the right to refuse any gift or bequest it deems inappropriate or not in the best interests of The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association.

All items donated will be duly recognized by a credit line approved by the donor. The Association attempts to place on exhibition all recent donations, but will not promise to display any or all items for a specific period of time.

If, for any reason, the Memorial Association refuses a donation, its staff will often recommend other institutions or repositories that may accept the items in question.

The Memorial is a non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are fully tax deductible within IRS guidelines. Federal law prevents the Memorial from providing appraisal values for donated items. Donors are responsible for appraisals of value.