Collection and Conservation

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Will my donation be exhibited at the museum?
    Due to regularly rotating exhibitions, the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum cannot guarantee that donated items will be exhibited. Like many public museums, only about 10% of the museum collection is on exhibit at any one time. The remainder of the collection is provided with secure, high quality on-site storage and may be used for research or educational purposes. You may rest assured that your gift will be provided with the best custodianship regardless of whether it is displayed.

  2. What type of tax benefit can I claim for my gift?
    Non-cash gifts to the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. We suggest you work in conjunction with a certified tax preparer to determine the deductibility of your donation and prepare the required paperwork. The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum does not prepare tax documents, but we can work with your preparer to ensure that the necessary information is provided. For donations valued at $5,000 or above, the IRS may require the services of a qualified appraiser to document actual value. Please note that IRS regulations prohibit the employees of United States museums from providing value estimations.

  3. Can I (or my family/descendants) come back later to see my gift?
    You are always welcome to return to visit your gift regardless of whether it is exhibited at the time of your visit; however, if your donation is not on display already, you will be required to contact our Curator to set up an appointment at least two weeks in advance of your visit. To inquire about whether an item will be exhibited at the time of your visit, please contact our Curator.

Curator: Crystal Phares
(806) 376-5181
cphares@aqha.org