It’s not secret that the DCMA relies on the generosity of our donors for many things, including the building of our collection of Dufferin county artifacts and archival documents. Items donated to us are used for research, exhibition, education and to foster community pride. The records that we create for each item include information on the original and subsequent owners, location of owners or creators, known biographical information and the “story” or connection of the donor to the item. In “museum-speak,” we call this information the “provenance” of the object. Each item is physically numbered and the collection record is placed in a searchable database for both in-house and public use. Please check this page again for more new donations as they are accepted and accessioned into the DCMA permanent collection.