Vehicle & Artifact Donations
What kinds of things can I donate to the Walter P. Chrysler Museum?
The Walter P. Chrysler Museum accepts donations of both vehicles and artifacts (i.e. 3-D objects) that are related to Chrysler heritage.
The Museum does not generally accept archival material (e.g. paper documents, magazines, newspapers, photographs, postcards, brochures, etc.) as it has no archival facilities. If you have archival material you would like to donate, you may consider contacting Chrysler Historical Services at:
Chrysler Historical Services
12501 Chrysler Freeway
Detroit, MI 48288 USA
I have a vehicle or artifact I would like to donate to the Walter P. Chrysler Museum. What should I do?
The Walter P. Chrysler Museum accepts donation proposals in writing -- using the Donation Proposal Form (pdf). Please fill out the form completely and email, fax or mail it back to the Collections Manager using the information at the bottom of the form.
The information on this form will be used to determine if your proposed donation is appropriate for the Museum’s collections. It does not guarantee that your donation will be accepted for the Museum's collections.
If you are unable to use the online form, please call the Walter P. Chrysler Museum’s Collections Manager at 248-944-0449 and request that a copy of the donation form be mailed to you. Please try to include a photograph of the object or document with your form. You may mail back your completed form to the address below or send it via fax:
Walter P. Chrysler Museum Foundation
One Chrysler Drive
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2778 USA
Can I mail or drop off a donation?
No. Please do not drop off or mail any artifact to the Museum without contacting the Collections Manager first.
Does the museum purchase objects?
The Museum relies mostly on donated items.
Can I take a tax deduction for my donation?
Yes. The Walter P. Chrysler Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization and thus the fair market value of your donated materials is generally tax deductible. To ensure that you receive the maximum tax benefit, it is recommended that you consult with your own accountant, attorney, and/or the Internal Revenue Service.
Will the Walter P. Chrysler Museum appraise my donation for its monetary value?
No. The Museum does not provide appraisals of the monetary value of materials proposed for donation or for any other reason. However, professional appraisers will perform this service for a fee. To find a licensed appraiser in your area, contact one of the following organizations for a referral.
American Society of Appraisers
International Society of Appraisers
Appraisers Association of America
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