Collections Care

What artifacts are the Hastings Museum actively seeking for it’s Permanent Collection?

Items related to the Hastings Naval Ammunition Depot including personal stories and images, land sale contracts, employment records, tools, and safety gear Items related to the growth and development of Hastings and Adams County Model 1860 Henry Repeating Rifle Colt Single Action Army revolver patented in 1875 Perkins Products Company items, including Onor-Maid products Pawnee [...]

What items are NOT being accepted into the Hastings Museum Collection at this time?

Pre-2000 military dress uniforms and accessories Clothing, shoes, accessories, and toiletry items dating before 1950 Wedding dress or suites from any time period Most weapons unless it is model 1860 Henry Repeating Rifle or a Colt Single Action Army revolver patented in 1875 China, glassware, silver unless it is a complete or nearly complete set [...]

Why can’t I take my food and drink into the Museum?

No matter how carefully we eat, we occasionally spill or drop crumbs.  While we make every effort to keep the build clean, small bits can find their way into cracks and crevices.  Pests looking for food can find these morsels causing them to travel further into the building looking for more.  Once in the building, [...]