33525 Flanders St. NE
Cambridge, MN 55008
The Heritage Center is open
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
It is located in the northwest corner of the Isanti County Fairgrounds, off Highway 95 and Flanders Street in Cambridge.
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What artifacts are acceptable to ICHS?
The following criteria is considered when accepting accession items:
1) Based on our Mission Statement, what significance does this item have to Isanti County?
2) Was the item manufactured in Isanti County? If so, what was the name of the manufacturer?
3) What is the condition of the item?
4) Is the donating party able to provide some history for the item?
How do I know if the Historical Society can use the item I wish to donate?
We recommend that you speak with Ruth Anderson at ICHS regarding your item. You can do this by calling 763-689-4229 on Tuesdays or sending an email to email@example.com . ICHS has an accessions committee which meets once a month to talk about accession policies and any artifacts that have questions concerning acceptance.
What is the procedure?
When you bring in your donation, we ask that you complete a registration form with your name, address, and a description of the item you wish to donate to ICHS. Your description should include the age, condition and story behind the item whenever possible. You will also be asked to sign the "Certificate of Donation" on the bottom of the registration form. This states that you transfer all title and right of possession to ICHS.
What happens to my donation?
A donor card is filled in with your name and address, stating the item(s) donated. Artifacts have a permanent accession number marked on each item. Books, documents, pamphlets are marked with the ICHS stamp. Items are recorded in on Past Perfect software so researchers and staff can locate your item easily. The original registration sheet along with other important information is placed in a book. Artifacts are recorded on a permanent accession record. The donated item is then placed in its proper location.