Gifts of Objects
Gifts of objects associated with the history of contract bridge are essential to the growth and educational potential of the Foundation and are actively sought by the Museum. Previous donations have furnished the Museum with outstanding memorabilia that appeal to bridge enthusiasts of all generations and backgrounds. But there are many great stories, past and present, still needing acknowledgment in our exhibition program. The Foundation for the Preservation and Advancement of Bridge acquires appropriate items for its collection by means of gifts from the general public as well as bridge players of every stripe. We invite you to contribute to the Museum’s holdings and become an active participant in the Museum’s future. All objects submitted for acquisition are reviewed by the Foundation’s Trustees, with a focus on material of historic significance or educational value which supports the Foundation’s education and exhibit programs. Approval of the Trustees is a prerequisite for a donation to become a registered artifact. If you own an item that may be part of our great game’s history and development and would be interested in sharing it with devotees everywhere, both at the present time and for generations to come, we would be pleased to hear from you. Please be certain to submit the following information:
- A photograph of the item
- A brief written description of the piece, including dimensions and weight
- All available information on the age and origin of the item
- Potential donor’s name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address (if any)
- Any other information about the history of the object or its provenance
We hope you will join with us in preserving the history and future of this unequaled mind sport.
Proposals may be addressed to:
American Contract Bridge Museum
6575 Windchase Blvd.
Horn Lake, MS 38637-1523
Kindly note, that the Museum and its staff are prohibited from providing appraisals of any item. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and thus donations to the Museum, Hall of Fame, or Library may be tax deductible to the extent of the full fair market value of any item donated (the Internal Revenue Service generally requires a qualified appraisal of any single item or collection valued at over $500).