​The success of the DMHS depends on the generosity of those who share the belief that Des Moines history should be preserved. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, your contribution may be tax deductible. You can make a donation through the PayPal link below, or mail a check to us at: P.O. Box 8038, Des Moines, IA 50301

Item Donations

​If you have items of historic significance to Des Moines and would like to donate them to us for our future museum, and historical research, please contact us at

Collection Plan

​Deed of Gift form


Help supPort Our mission