Resources

Institutions with collections of American folk art, decorative arts, Americana, and/or related archival material. Please support these incredible public resources in any way you can.

ABBY ALDRICH ROCKEFELLER FOLK ART MUSEUM & COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG
Williamsburg, VA
colonialwilliamsburg.org

ADDISON GALLERY OF AMERICAN ART
Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
addison.andover.edu

ALBANY (NY) INSTITUTE OF HISTORY AND ART
albanyinstitute.org

ALLENTOWN (PA) ART MUSEUM
allentownartmuseum.org

AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM
New York, NY
folkartmuseum.org

AMERICAN MUSEUM & GARDENS
Bath, England
americanmuseum.org

ANDOVER (MA) CENTER FOR HISTORY & CULTURE
andoverhistoryandculture.org

AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY
Worcester, MA
americanantiquarian.org

ARCHIVES OF AMERICAN ART, SMITHSONIAN
Washington, DC
aaa.si.edu

ART COMPLEX MUSEUM
Duxbury, MA
artcomplex.org

ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
artic.edu

BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
artbma.org

BARNES FOUNDATION
Philadelphia, PA
barnesfoundation.org

BAYOU BEND COLLECTION
Houston, TX
mfah.org

BENNINGTON (VT) MUSEUM
benningtonmuseum.org

BERKS HISTORY CENTER
Reading, PA
berkshistory.org

BIGGS MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
Dover, DE
biggsmuseum.org

BLUE RIDGE INSTITUTE
Ferrum, VA
ferrum.edu

BRANDYWINE RIVER MUSEUM
Chadds Ford, PA
brandywine.org

BRICK STORE MUSEUM
Kennebunk, ME
brickstoremuseum.org

BRISCOE CENTER FOR AMERICAN HISTORY
University of Texas, Austin
briscoecenter.org

BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART
brooklynmuseum.org

BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART
Youngstown, OH
butlerart.com

CANTERBURY (NH) SHAKER VILLAGE
shakers.org

CANTON (OH) MUSEUM OF ART
cantonart.org

CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART
Pittsburgh, PA
cmoa.org

CENTER FOR PAINTED WALL PRESERVATION
Hallowell, ME
pwpcenter.org

CHIPSTONE FOUNDATION
Milwaukee, WI
chipstone.org

CINCINNATTI ART MUSEUM
cincinnatiartmuseum.org

CHRYSLER MUSEUM
Norfolk, VA
chrysler.org

CLARK ART INSTITUTE
Williamstown, MA
clarkart.edu

COLUMBIA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Kinderhook, NY
cchsny.org

 COLUMBUS (OH) MUSEUM OF ART
columbusmuseum.org

CONCORD (MA) MUSEUM,
concordmuseum.org

CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Hartford, CT
chs.org

CONNECTICUT LANDMARKS
ctlandmarks.org

CHICAGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
chicagohistory.org 

CURRIER MUSEUM OF ART
Manchester, NH
currier.org

DANBURY (CT) GMUSEUM
danburymuseum.org

DAR MUSEUM
Washington, DC
dar.org

DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART
dma.org

DAYTON (OH) ART INSTITUTE
daytonartinstitute.org

DECORATIVE ARTS TRUST
Media, PA
decorativeartstrust.org

DELAWARE ART MUSEUM
Wilmington, DE
delart.org

DENVER ART MUSEUM
denverartmuseum.org

DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS
dia.org

DE YOUNG MUSEUM
San Francisco, CA
deyoung.famsf.org

EPHRATA (PA) CLOISTER
ephratacloister.org

EVERHART MUSEUM
Scranton, PA
everhart-museum.org

FENIMORE ART MUSEUM
Cooperstown, NY
fenimoreartmuseum.org

FLORENCE GRISWOLD MUSEUM
Old Lyme, CT
florencegriswoldmuseum.org

FOGG ART MUSEUM
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
harvardartmuseums.org

FRUTILANDS MUSEUM
Harvard, MA
fruitlands.thetrustees.org

HANCOCK (MA) SHAKER VILLAGE
hancockshakervillage.org

THE HENRY FORD
Dearborn, MI
thehenryford.org

HENRY SHELDON MUSEUM OF VERMONT HISTORY
Middlebury, VT
henrysheldonmuseum.org

LANCASTER (PA) HISTORY
lancasterhistory.org

HERITAGE MUSEUMS AND GARDENS
Sandwich, MA
heritagemuseumsandgardens.org

THE HERSHEY STORY
Hershey, PA
hersheystory.org

HIGH MUSEUM OF ART
Atlanta, GA
high.org

HISTORIC DEERFIELD
Deerfield, MA
historic-deerfield.org

HISTORIC NEW ENGLAND
historicnewengland.org

HISTORIC TRAPPE
Trappe, PA
historictrappe.org

HOOD MUSEUM OF ART
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu

THE HUNTINGTON
San Marino, CA
huntington.org

LANCASTER MENNONITE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Lancaster, PA
lmhs.org

LANDIS VALLEY MUSEUM
Lancaster, PA
landisvalleymuseum.org

ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM
Springfield, IL
illinoisstatemuseum.org

INTERNATIONAL QUILT MUSEUM,
Lincoln, NE
internationalquiltmuseum.org

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Washington, DC
loc.gov

LITCHFIELD (CT) HISTORICAL SOCIETY
litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org

LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART
lacma.org

LYMAN ALLYN ART MUSEUM
New London, CT
lymanallyn.org

MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Portland, ME
mainehistory.org

MAINE STATE MUSEUM
Augusta, ME
mainestatemuseum.org

MARYLAND CENTER FOR HISTORY AND CULTURE
Baltimore, MD
mdhs.org

MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Boston, MA
masshist.org

MEMORIAL ART GALLERY
University of Rochester (NY)
mag.rochester.edu

MENNONITE HERITAGE CENTER
Harleysville, PA
mhep.org

MERCER MUSEUM
Doylestown, PA
mercermuseum.org

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
metmuseum.org

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM
East Lansing, MI
museum.msu.edu

MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM
mam.org

MILLYARD MUSEUM | MANCHESTER (NH) HISTORIC ASSOCIATION
manchesterhistoric.org

MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ART
new.artsmia.org

MINT MUSEUM
Charlotte, NC
mintmuseum.org

MONMOUTH COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
Freehold, NJ
monmouthhistory.org

MUNSON WILLIAMS PROCTOR INSTITUTE
Utica, NY
mwpai.edu

MUSEUM OF AMERICAN BIRD ART AT MASS AUDUBON
Canton, MA
massaudubon.org

MUSEUM OF EARLY SOUTHERN DECORATIVE ARTS
Winston-Salem, NC
oldsalem.org

MUSEUM OF INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART
Santa Fe, NM
internationalfolkart.org

MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
mcny.org

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON
mfa.org

MUSEUM OF THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY
Winchester, VA
themsv.org

MYSTIC (CT) SEAPORT MUSEUM
mysticseaport.org

NANTUCKET (MA) HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
nha.org

NANTUCKET (MA) LIGHTSHIP BASKET MUSEUM
nantucketlightshipbasketmuseum.org

NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Washington, DC
nga.gov

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE, SMITHSONIAN
Washington, DC
nmaahc.si.edu

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN,  SMITHSONIAN
Washington, DC
americanindian.si.edu

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY, SMITHSONIAN
Washington, DC
americanhistory.si.edu

NELSON ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART
Kansas City, MO
nelson-atkins.org

NEW BRITAIN (CT) MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
nbmaa.org

NEW ENGLAND QUILT MUSEUM
Lowell, MA
neqm.org

NEWARK (NJ) MUSEUM
newarkmuseumart.org

NEW HAMPSHIRE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Concord, NH
nhhistory.org

NEWPORT (RI) HISTORICAL SOCIETY
newporthistory.org

NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
New York, NY
nyhistory.org

NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM
Albany, NY
nysm.nysed.gov

OLD COLONY HISTORY MUSEUM
Taunton, MA
oldcolonyhistorymuseum.org

OLD STURBRIDGE  VILLAGE
Sturbridge, MA
osv.org

PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM
Salem, MA
pem.org

PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART
philamuseum.org

THE QUILT INDEX
quiltindex.org

RENWICK GALLERY OF THE SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM
Washington, DC
si.edu

REYNOLDA HOUSE MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
Winston-Salem, NC
reynoldahouse.org

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN MUSEUM
Providence, RI
risdmuseum.org

RHODE ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Providence, RI
rihs.org

RUFUS PORTER MUSEUM
Bridgton, ME
rufusportermuseum.org

SABBATHDAY LAKE SHAKER VILLAGE
New Gloucester, ME
maineshakers.com

SCHWENKFELDER LIBRARY AND HERITAGE CENTER
Pennsburg, PA
schwenkfelder.com

SHAKER MUSEUM
Chatham NY
shakermuseum.us

SHELBURNE (VT) MUSEUM
shelburnemuseum.org

SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM
Washington, DC
si.edu

SPEED ART MUSEUM
Louisville, KY
speedmuseum.org

SPRINGFIELD (MA)ART MUSEUM
springfieldmuseums.org

ST. LOUIS ART MUSEUM
slam.org

TERRA FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN ART
Chicago, IL
terraamericanart.org

VERMONT FOLKLIFE CENTER
Middlebury VT
vermontfolklifecenter.org

VERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Montpelier and Barre, VT
vermonthistory.org

VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF HISTORY & CULTURE
Richmond, VA
virginiahistory.org

VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
Richmond, VA
vmfa.museum

WADSWORTH ATHENAEUM MUSEUM OF ART
Hartford, CT
thewadsworth.org

WESTMORELAND MUSEUM
Greensburg, PA
thewestmoreland.org

WESTERN RESERVE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Cleveland, OH
wrhs.org

WINTERTHUR MUSEUM, GARDEN & LIBRARY
Winterthur, DE
winterthur.org

YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY
New Haven, CT
artgallery.yale.edu