GiveMethow is the best way to give to all Methow Valley non-profits during the month of October.

Your donation to the Shafer Museum will make supportive educational programs a reality in these tough times! Funds will be used to support:

  • Materials and staffing for new children's (covid-safe) hands-on history activities, aiding remote-learning families, parent-teachers and local professional teachers.

  • Local kids will interview Valley elders about their childhoods for the museum archives

  • The museum will train docents in leading covid-safe & interactive tours

  • New research on the lives of people whose stories have been absent in Methow Valley history.

The SHM wants to show today's youth that history isn't just rusty old stuff, but is full of valuable lessons for current and future generations: stories about survival, about solving problems, and about how the past helps us make sense of the challenges we are dealing with in the present. Your gift today will touch the future!

Members support sharing, preserving and learning our collective history in the Methow Valley.

Join online or mail a check.

Annual Sponsor $250

Annual Family $50

Annual Individual $30

Life Time Supporter $500

Your contributions are tax deductible and much appreciated.

Donate online through Give Methow in October, or mail a check.

Shafer Historical Museum, PO Box 46, Winthrop, WA 98862

Donate Things

Objects, photos, documents and many remarkable things are preserved, yet accessible in a museum. We consider items that fit within our collections policy.

Contact our Archivist regarding donations of physical items at

Historical knowledge helps address contemporary issues, nurtures personal and collective identities, and creates strong communities.

History is the foundation of future generations.

Help preserve and share Methow Valley history now and into the future.

The Shafer Historical Museum is a nonprofit organization that relies upon membership, admissions, and support from people like you. Thank you.