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The Lynn Museum/LynnArts is a private nonprofit and donation-based organization. Your contribution will help us fulfill our mission and bring the public the following:


  • Exciting and inclusive public programming
  • Educational programs and partnerships with local schools
  • Dynamic community-based exhibitions and installations
  • Stewardship of our collection of over 10,000 objects



Please help us achieve our goal of raising $125,000 this year, ensuring that we can continue to preserve Lynn’s incredible past and promote its vibrant future for another 125 years.


For more information about making a financial contribution to the Lynn Museum/LynnArts, don’t hesitate to contact us at 781-581-6200. Donations and sponsorships can also be made online.


Thank you for believing in the work of Lynn Museum/LynnArts. We genuinely appreciate your support!

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Our 590 Washington Street location houses over 12,000 objects related to Lynn’s long and rich history, ranging from historic children’s toys to metal shoemaking machines to landscape paintings.  Our collection includes:


● Decorative arts
● Furniture
● Paintings and Prints
● Historical artifacts
● Textiles
● Vintage postcards
● Lynn souvenirs
● Photographs
● Archives


We have particular strengths in:

● Shoes and shoe-making tools
● Wedding dresses
● Firefighting equipment
● GE memorabilia
● Victorian textiles
● Lydia Pinkham objects
● Abolitionist artifacts
● Photographs

We have partnered with the Phillips Library of the Peabody Essex Museum to temporarily house and catalogue our archival collection, which is currently on deposit with the Phillips Library and searchable in their PhilCat Catalogue. Please visit the Phillips Library website for open hours, accessibility details, and to search for Lynn Historical Society archival holdings on the online database PhilCat.


The Lynn Museum relies on generous donations of both funds and Lynn-related objects and archives to strengthen our collection. However, like many museums and historical societies, we have limited space to store new collection donations.


If you are interested in donating objects to our collection, please share any images, object descriptions, and provenance to

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