Third edition

2020 – 20 new objects, 1 theme

Second edition

2019 – 32 new objects

First edition

2018 – 28 objects

Adopt an Artefact 2020

A Night at the Opera

We are proud to announce the launch of the third edition of our Adopt an Artefact 2020 fundraising program!

In order to allow us to pursue our goal of preserving and disseminating the rich cultural heritage that tells the story of our region, we are offering the opportunity for everyone to adopt an artefact from the Museum’s collection for a period of one year.

Every person who adopts will have the chance to share an anecdote related to the history of the object or its adoption and will be able to come and admire ” their ” artefact exhibited in one of the rooms of the Colby-Curtis Museum starting from September 15, 2020.

The theme for this third edition is A Night at the Opera. All new objects in this edition relate to this theme, to recreate an evening of Jessie Maud Colby preparing to go to a musical performance at the Haskell Opera House in Rock Island, at the turn of the 20th century.

This year, our Adopt an Artefact fundraising program is:

  • A total of 80 artefacts to adopt or re-adopt;
  • 20 new artefacts ready for adoption;
  • An original theme and …
  • Several mystery artefacts!

To adopt an artefact, see our catalogue here and call 1-819-876-7322.

We look forward to meeting you for an adoption!

Objects left to be adopted ↓

There are still objects left to be adopted!

$100 objects ↓$250 objects ↓$150 objects ↓$300 + ↓

We would like to thank our main partner

We would also like to thank our History partners