Our Museum in Action

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is a nonprofit organization that depends on the support and generosity of thousands of fans to fulfill our mission to preserve history, honor excellence and connect generations.

Over 79 years our Collection and Archive have grown to more than 40,000 Museum artifacts and three million Library items that are in need of continual care.

Your support is critical to the care of these one-of-a-kind treasures and helps ensure a world-class museum experience for generations to come.


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Here are a few artifacts from our collection that are in need of care. With your support, each of these priceless treasures can be preserved to help fans relive the moments and memories from baseball's past for future generations to come.


Thanks to the support of fans like you, these conservation projects have been funded.


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Library Documents

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The Library archive is substantial, containing more than three million Library items, including a collection of original contracts, scouting reports, team publications, scrapbooks and much more.

Learn more about our Research Center here.

“The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s work of caring for the priceless artifacts and documents that define our game, which I love so much, is vital. Knowing that the collection of game-used equipment, photographs and documents from my playing days – as well as items from the moments that define the careers of Hank Aaron, Johnny Bench, Willie Mays, Tom Seaver, Jackie Robinson and all the other all-time greats – are being preserved for future generations of baseball fans, is truly special. I am proud to support the Museum's on-going efforts to preserve the history of to the greatest moments in baseball that live on in Cooperstown.”

Joe Morgan, Hall of Fame Class of 1990/Vice Chairman, Board of Directors

We hope that you to consider a gift to help support any of these important projects.

Every gift is important and we are grateful that you have considered helping ensure these artifacts, photographs and library items are preserved for fans to enjoy for generations to come.

For more information - or to make a donation by phone toward any amount toward one of these projects - please contact our Development Team at 607.547.0385.

If you prefer to make a general contribution to support our mission to Preserve History, Honor Excellence and Connect Generations you can do so at the link below.