Does the Autauga County Heritage Association (ACHA) accept donations?
ACHA encourages the public to help enrich our local collections through donated items. The public provides many of the items used by our museums to enhance its many exhibits. We review every donation offer individually to see if it meets our collections criteria and fits our mission. We are selective of the items we accept so please provide us with as much provenance as you can.
How can I contact you about items I wish to donate?
Please see "Donation Instructions" below. Donation Instructions can also be obtained at the Prattaugan Museum. All required forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
102 East Main Street
Prattville, Alabama 36067
Can I just mail or drop off a donation to the museum?
No. ACHA does not accept unsolicited donations or drop-offs. All donation offers are reviewed by the Museum Advisory Council (MAC). Once an item has been accepted by MAC, arrangements will be made to bring the item(s) to the Prattaugan Museum. During the review process, if it is determined that further examination is needed, the donor will be contacted, and arrangements will be made to bring the item(s) to the Prattaugan Museum.
Once approved, donors will be contacted and provided with further instructions. Once the item is received, the accessioning process, in which the item(s) are catalogued into the collection, will begin. A Deed of Gift will be executed.
If MAC determines the item(s) do not meet the required criteria, the item(s) will be declined, and the donor will be contacted. If the item(s) were dropped off for further evaluation, they must be picked up within 30 days of notification.
Why is the Association so selective in what it accepts?
ACHA has very limited storage capability and the staff resources to accept everything. We accept items that help fill in the gaps of our current collections. Items are retained if they are useful to the purposes and activities of ACHA and/or its museums, if they contribute to the integrity of said museums and if they can be properly stored, preserved, and used.
Will my item(s) be exhibited?
ACHA cannot guarantee that any item(s) will be placed on exhibit. Items not on exhibit will be preserved and stored for use in research, future exhibit needs and temporary exhibits.
Can the museum do an appraisal of my donation?
The Autauga County Heritage Association is prohibited from providing appraisals.
Announcing the Autauga County Heritage Association
2023 1st Quarter General Membership Meeting
Sunday, January 15th at 2 PM
at the Prattville City Hall Council Chambers
PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION CHANGE from past meetings.
We are pleased to have guest speaker, Kea Calame, Senior Vice President of Asset Management with Envolve Communities, share an update and overview of the construction project which has transformed the Continental Gin Manufactory buildings into residential apartments and at the same time is also helping to preserve our local history.
This project has attracted much interest from its inception, so please help us spread the word about this opportunity to get a first-hand update from the individual who has been directly involved since the early planning phases before the construction ever began. Encourage your friends to come out and join us for a glimpse into our past and a look into our future.
Additional topics will include the introduction of new Officers and Board Members.
Autauga County - Older than the State!
How do you save 200 years of history?
There are so many ways to support our mission. Contact us to find out more about volunteer opportunities, fundraising events, and ways to get our message to your friends and family.
102 E Main Street, Prattville, Alabama 36067, United States
Tuesday - Friday: 9am - 3pm