The Shafer Historical Museum depends on visitors and events to fund our community outreach, train docents, care for artifacts and keep the museum's lights on. The revenue that funds our people and mission has dwindled along with tourism and local impacts on the economy.

Your support is more important than ever to keep the museum going.

Please consider making a gift or joining as a member today.

Gifts of any size make a difference and every dollar counts. No gift is too small.

Thank you for supporting your Valley's history museum.

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 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.