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Express your appreciation for the Grand Rapids African American Museum & Archives (GRAAMA) and support the wide range of activities of West Michigan's premiere museum dedicated to sharing the experience of Americans of African ancestry. One of the ways of supporting us is to donate a material gift or make a financial contribution towards the purchase of a significant collection piece.


As a privately funded nonprofit institution, GRAAMA must rely on the generosity of its friends and supporters to meet the enormous cost of providing programs and services, year-round, to hundreds of thousands of local, national, and international visitors.


A gift in support of GRAAMA will ensure that the museum is able to continue its tradition of excellence in producing exhibitions, public programs, publications and educational materials to preserve, interpret, and share the experiences of African Americans from Michigan and beyond.


History begins with you.


Not only through the artifacts, photos, and other collections donated by you, but also your generous financial donations which allows the museum to continue its mission as keepers and stewards of our community's rich history. Please consider giving to GRAAMA as we work to provide exciting events and programs, culture and entertainment, creating a sense of community and equally important, training the next stewards of history.

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GRAAMA welcomes the donation of artifacts that might be used in current or future exhibits. GRAAMA seeks materials that will help share the tremendous legacy of African Americans in Grand Rapids and we welcome the opportunity to speak with you about any artifacts you may wish to donate. Please feel out the contact form below and include a brief description of the items you want to donate. Our Collections Committee will be happy to discuss your potential donation and set up an appointment with you.

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