The Museum and Archives are interested in donations relating to our mandate. Unfortunately we are not able to accept all donations. In evaluating the suitability of an item, the Curator considers the relevance to our collection, our need, the quality and condition of the objects(s) or archival material, and whether we will receive unencumbered legal title your donation.
Examples of items we would be interested in receiving are medals, letters written during military service and military related correspondence, diaries covering periods of military service, service records, pay books, photos, QOR trophies, medals or awards, etc.
Once a donation is made, it’s important to understand that the Museum will have full discretion as to the use, display and disposition of these items as it may deem to be in its best interests. Because of space limitations, we cannot guarantee that any specific artifacts will be permanently displayed.
Note that the Curator will determine whether any donated uniform accoutrements (busbie, belt, cross belt, sword frog, button, flash, cap badge, etc.) are needed in the museum collection. If not, the Curator will deliver to the Battalion, any uniform accoutrements which are in serviceable condition and usable by serving officers or other ranks. These accoutrements will remain the property of the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada Trust Fund. The donation of usable accoutrements helps the Regiment maintain it’s historic “rifles” tradition and dress.
Contacting Us Regarding Donations
If you are interested in donating objects, archival material or uniform accoutrements, please complete the form below and someone from the Museum will contact you in due course. Please do NOT ship any items directly to the museum without contacting us first. (Note that while we try to be prompt in our response, all our staff are volunteers.)
NOTE: Limited storage space and our collection policy regarding the number of duplicate copies we retain, mean we are not accepting additional copies of:
- The Rifleman magazine
- Powder Horns published from 1960 to 1970 in either soft or hard cover editions.
- The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada: A History of a Splendid Regiment’s Origin, Development and Services including a Story of Patriotic Duties Well Performed in Three Campaigns, by Captain Ernest J. Chambers, R.O., 1901
- Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, 1860-1960: One Hundred Years of Canada, by Lieutenant Colonel W. T. Barnard, ED, CD – 1860