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Artifacts for Adoption

Are you, or someone you know, passionate about archaeology… cultural heritage… history? Are you looking for a way to connect with Ontario’s archaeological and cultural heritage? Trying to find a unique gift for the person who has everything?

How you can Adopt an Artifact

MOA ‘s Adopt an Artifact program is a symbolic way to show your appreciation of Ontario’s archaeological and cultural heritage, connect with your favorite object, and support the museum.

The Adopt an Artifact program includes different types of artifacts as well as different levels of adoption.  Whether you are interested in stone tools, ceramics, or cultural artifacts, there are a variety of different choices available.  There are also a selection of artifacts specifically for school groups and classes to adopt. When you adopt an artifact, you get the opportunity to share why you chose the artifact along with a Certificate of Adoption, a photograph of your artifact, a charitable tax receipt, and other benefits depending on the adoption level.

Some of the artifacts available for adoption include beaded moccasins, a woven cup and saucer, and Wilfrid Jury’s Carving Set.

Adopt these artifacts

All proceeds from adoptions go to the care and maintenance of MOA’s collection. Donations will help provide equipment such as proper archival boxes for our artifacts, updated environmental controls and monitors, restoration of damaged ethnographic and archival objects, and continuation of our online collection.

Most importantly, donations will help sustain the knowledge, cultural appreciation, and significance of our collection for generations to come.


Consider adopting an artifact today.

Check out all the artifacts currently available here!


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