Thank you for your interest in donating an artifact or item to our collection.
The SS LANE VICTORY collects items related Merchant Mariner history, Merchant Vessel Operations and other items related to the service of the SS LANE VICTORY. Occasionally, the Museum Curator will accept donations that may be significant with a limited connection. Currently, we are seeking items to add to the collection related to SS LANE VICTORY’s service as follows:
- Wartime & Peacetime Service
- Navy Armed Guard
- Korean Refugee Rescue
- Lane Victory Historical Documents
Artifacts and items accepted may include uniforms, clothing, bedding, linens, flags, medical items, printed materials, art, photographic mediums, models, and various military artifacts.
At the discretion of Museum Staff, additional items with significant historical impact may be accepted.
Unfortunately because of limited museum storage space, we are unable to accept all artifacts. Additionally, there is no guarantee that the item(s) will go on display. Artifacts that are accepted but not displayed are preserved and stored sometimes for future display but always accessible as reference items for researchers.
We are not accepting Japanese battle or "good luck" flags. Our museum staff supports the repatriation of these artifacts to the the families of the Japanese soldiers who carried them. You can find out more about this at the Obon Society, which has a program to return the flags to families. The Obon Society website is Obon Society | Our Mission.
SS LANE VICTORY Museum policy requires that only Museum Collection Staff accept items. A receipt will be issued to you once the items are accepted. Items that are left with volunteers or on the SS LANE VICTORY randomly will be treated as abandoned property. For questions, please email our Museum Curator at [email protected] .