The Collections Department is the door to all of the materials held by the Museum. Our community's efforts since 1915 have resulted in the assembly of an outstanding collection of artifacts, photographs, and documents. The Museum uses these historical items to educate visitors about universal cultural diversity.This collection has grown to embrace nearly one million objects that reflect the heritage of many different cultural communities, the natural sciences, and the artistic expressions of various times and peoples.
Inside the collections a researcher may consult a variety of Museum resources including:
Permanent collection of over 100,000 three dimensional historic and prehistoric artifacts.
Library containing books and periodicals relating to the collection and regional history.
Photograph collection of approximately one million images and four million feet of news film.
Archival repository of manuscript materials, public records, maps, newspapers, and a special collections library. A reference Guide to Papers (575 kb pdf) is available.
Using the Collections
The Neville Public Museum welcomes visitors to use the collections by appointment. The Neville Public Museum staff provides all possible assistance to users of the Neville's collections. Requests for an appointment are made by email, mail, or telephone and may be limited by staff time, availability, and the nature of the request. A fee may also be charged.