Ways to Give
Donating to the Collection
Or are you interested in donating materials to our museum collection? Please print out, complete, and submit this form, and our Registrar will follow up with you. If you'd prefer, you can also submit the information online.
This thirty-acre utopia is the only place that Gustav Stickley ever designed, built, and furnished for his own use. It represents this noted designer and philosopher’s vision of idyllic home life and a perfect integration of art, design, and craftsmanship in everyday living.
Your gift will ensure that the vibrant life of The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms will thrive, so that visitors can enjoy this special place for years to come.
Donating to the Collection
Please read our guidelines, and then scroll down to complete the online form.
Guidelines for Donating to the Collection:
Thank you for your interest in donating an artifact or document to The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms. Every year, materials are added to our collection through the generosity of individuals interested in helping the Museum advance its mission to preserve, interpret, and make relevant the legacy and ideals of Gustav Stickley and the American Arts and Crafts movement.
Our holdings consist of a permanent collection and an educational or “handling” collection. The permanent collection is comprised of items from the following categories, listed here in their order of priority for the museum:
a. Furniture, furnishings and other objects that were present in the Museum’s Log House during the period of Gustav Stickley’s ownership;
b. Furniture, furnishings and other objects made by Gustav Stickley or closely associated with him during his lifetime that the Board of Trustees or the Collections Committee has expressly identified as of interest for acquisition by the Museum;
c. Furniture, furnishings or other objects by Arts and Crafts manufacturers and artists other than Gustav Stickley deemed by the Collections Committee to be unique or exceptional and useful to show the relationship of these manufacturers and artists to Gustav Stickley. “C” List objects also may include letters, memorabilia, photographs and other objects related to the Farny family who owned Craftsman Farms for about seventy years;
d. Any other objects including current and out-of-print books on Gustav Stickley and the Arts and Crafts Movement;
e. Reproduction pieces consistent with the original inventory from circa 1911 in lieu of the original pieces. They are to be for interpretation purposes only.
The educational or “handling” collection shall consist of objects that the Collections Committee considers useful to the Museum in fulfilling the Museum’s mission and may include objects that are used or otherwise handled by Museum staff and visitors participating in the Museum’s programs.
How to Submit An Object for Consideration:
Due to the volume of offers the Museum receives, it cannot accept donated materials unless you first submit a completed Donation Review form. If you have materials that meet our collecting criteria, please use the form on our website to transmit a description of your proposed donation. Your submission will be reviewed by our Collections Committee and you will be notified within four (4) weeks of their decision.
23 October 2016