Donating to the Collection

We are extremely grateful for the generosity of people like you! The museum will not accept unsolicited donations or “drop-offs,” but please send an email to Curator of Collections, call the museum at (907) 248-5325, or send a letter including photographs of your potential donation to the museum at this address:

Alaska Aviation Museum
4721 Aircraft Dr.
Anchorage, AK 99502.

We accept donations of objects and archival materials that are of significance to the history of aviation in Alaska. While we appreciate the personal value placed on these items, we must give careful consideration to all gifts before we can accept them to ensure our collection goals are met.

In determining whether items should be acquired, we use the following criteria:

  • The object is consistent with the Museum’s mission, “To preserve, display, educate, and honor Alaska’s aviation heritage.”.
  • It is appropriate for exhibition purposes and proves useful as an educational tool.
  • The object was associated or depicts a historic event related to aviation.
  • The object was owned by, associated with, or created by a notable person associated with the Alaska’s aviation history.

Additionally, the following conditions must be met for a donation to be accepted:

  1. The intending donor has legal title to the object and has acquired the object in a proper manner.
  2. The object has a clearly established provenance.
  3. The object is of a quality, rarity, or intellectual value to support the acquisition.
  4. The object does not represent an unacceptable hazard to personnel or the collection.
  5. The object can be adequately cared for and stored.
  6. The object does not unnecessarily duplicate items already in the collection.

For questions regarding what kind of materials might be of interest to us, or to discuss donating materials, please contact the Curator of Collections.


Item donations to the Alaska Aviation Museum fall into one of two categories:

  • Restoration (new engine oil, needed parts, equipment for use in & around the hangars, etc.)
    • To donate Restoration items, please contact the museum ahead of time at (907) 248-5325, to assess needs and make arrangements. NO DROP-OFFS PLEASE WITHOUT PRIOR ARRANGEMENT.
  • Collections (aircraft, artifacts, etc. that are Alaska-specific AND meaningful to Alaska aviation history)
    • To donate to Collections, there is an essential process that requires action by the Director. NO DROP-OFFS PLEASE WITHOUT PRIOR ARRANGEMENT.

Prior to donating, please fill out the form provided below and bring it to the museum. 

Deed of Gift and Donor Questionnaire October 2020

Fred Meyer Rewards

Help donate to The Alaska Aviation Museum each time you shop at your local Fred Meyer. Link your rewards card to our non-profit through the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program. Click the link below and follow the instructions. Enter “#80350” or “Alaska Aviation Museum” to link your rewards to us!

Thank you for your interest in preserving Alaska’s aviation history.  We’re hoping you’ll help us build an endowment that will provide reliable, independent financial support for the Alaska Aviation Museum over the long term.

Click here for more information about the Endowment