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The Armed Forces History Museum is dedicated to preserving military history and educating students and the public at large of the many sacrifices made to maintain our freedom. We are a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization that relies on individual and corporate financial support to carry out our mission.  The museum is committed through its collections and outreach, to being a vital partner in the cultural life of the Tampa Bay and Central Florida communities and strives to achieve this goal through the highest professional standards in keeping with military tradition.  The support received also assists with maintaining our extensive exhibits, programs and daily operations.


The museum has a collection of over of 100,000 artifacts currently on display. Your donation assists with offsetting the expense associated with acquiring and maintaining these displays.  Because the museum is a not for profit organization, your monetary and/or memorabilia donations are tax deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.  The Armed Forces History Museum is the largest military museum in the Southeast that does not receive any government funding.  We rely strictly on donations.  Please consider making a donation.  Any amount is humbly accepted and greatly appreciated.


NOTE:  Personal information gathered by AFHM is kept in confidence and is not distributed to other organizations.



18 Responses to Make A Donation

  1. Melba Moore says:

    I have lots of my husband’s military correspondence courses from the 70s and 80s and wanted to know if you could tell me who might be interested in them.

    • alon2392 says:

      Sorry for the delay in response. As I mentioned in our correspondence, we do not have the space available to display and/or archive this material. We recommend you try contacting other museums. Thank you for visiting our site and for contacting us. If we can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to call (727) 539-8371.

  2. Matthew Olsen says:


    I was wondering if your museum would be intrested in artifacts put on loan? I’m a collector of captured authentic battleflags. Japanese, German, North Korean, NVA and Viet Cong, all veteran bring backs that I received from the veterans. These flags are my personal collection. All are original some with bloodstains still on them. If you are intrested in them for loan to the museum let me know.

    Thank you

    • alon2392 says:

      I will forward your information on to the proper staff for review. Please feel free to email me ( if I can be of any further assistance. Thanks for visiting our web-site.

  3. Kim Gongaware says:

    Yes Please, To Whom Concerned:

    My father has recently passed away, and has left to me his WW11 Army uniform I would want to donate. The uniform is in excellent condition, and is of teck 4 Sargent of a rifle company.
    As I understand he was the last of his company (company A) of the 314 Infantry 79 Division.
    Full Name: Robert Lee Gongaware
    please advise when possible, thankyou

    • alon2392 says:

      Kim, we are so sorry to hear of your father’s passing – please accept our condolences. Also, the staff at the AFHM would like to extend our heartfelt thanks for his service to our great nation.

      In regards to donating his uniform, you can bring it in to the front desk during our regular operating hours Tuesday thru Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM and Sunday 12 noon to 4 PM. They will have a form for you to fill out with some additional information so we have the necessary details associated with this piece of military history. If you have any further questions, please feel free to call the museum at (727) 539-8371. Thank you for contacting the Armed Forces History Museum. We are honored.

  4. Ricardo Fournier says:

    I still have my fathers WW2 army uniform, I would like to donate, the uniform is in excellent condition, he was a tech 5, in company D, 31st battalion infantry, south pacific campaign, please let me know, will be visiting your museum on labor day weekend, Thank you.

    • alon2392 says:

      Hi Ricardo:

      Thank you for contacting the AFHM regarding your father’s uniform. First and foremost, on behalf of the staff here at the AFHM, we would like to say thank you for your father’s service to our country. We would consider the donation a privilege, but cannot guarantee its placement on display at this time. It would, however, be accepted into our inventory. You can fill out a donation sheet at the front desk when you come into the museum, after which time, a thank-you letter acknowledging your donation will be sent. We look forward to your visit this coming weekend. If you need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us – 727-539-8371. Thank you for visiting our web-site.

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    • alon2392 says:

      Basically internet research. What type of information are you looking for specifically. So glad you found one of the blogs informative and helpful. Thanks for visiting our web-site and taking the time to post your response.

  6. Mary Jeffer says:

    My husband, his father, and grandfather were all Field Artillery Officers. I have footlockers, uniforms, letters, photos, etc., dating back to World War I. Would it be possible to bring the materials to the Museum and your staff select what you would like to have as a donation?

    • alon2392 says:

      Yes, feel free to bring the items by during regular museum hours. You may wish to call ahead to make sure someone is here to go through the items. For the most part, we accept all donations as we are hoping some day to expand the museum. Our hours of operation are Tuesday thru Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM and Sunday noon to 4 PM. Our phone number is (727) 539-8371. Thank you for considering the Armed Forces History Museum for your donation. Please know the museum is very grateful for the service your husband, father and grandfather gave to this great country of ours.

  7. Meredith says:

    My father was the “unofficial historian” of his VMF 223 MC squadron from WWII, Guadelcanal’s Henderson Field. I would like to donate some of his books, vhs WWII movies, and personal vhs tapes made at MCAA convention’s VMF 223 hospitality suits in the 1980′s and 1990′s

    Thank you,
    Meredith Slavins
    Seminole, FL

  8. Michael Nitch says:

    I was wondering if you might be interested in a loan of uniforms, battle flags, etc. from World War II. I have quite a few items that I would be willing to put on loan if you were interested. Please contact me.

    • alon2392 says:

      At this time Michael, the museum is unable to accept any additional items on loan. WE appreciate your offer.

  9. John Owen says:

    Hello, I have the full dress blue uniform which I would like to loan to the museum. It is fully dressed and in great condition. I wore it once and it has awards and medals from the Recovery of Katrina in New Orleans to JRTC in Louisiana and Baghdad/Tikrit in Iraq. If you are interested in having my dress blues and all parts of the dress whites and blues, please let me know.

    • alon2392 says:

      First, thank you for your service. Currently, the museum is not taking any items on loan. We appreciate your offer and will keep in on hand should the policy change in the future.

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