The Loveland Museum’s collection consists of approximately 30,000 objects. The collections are used to exhibit, research and interpret Loveland’s unique history.

The Museum actively collects objects related to sugar beet agriculture and processing, Great Western Sugar Company, cherry harvesting, the town of Namaqua and Old Saint Louis, the Big Thompson Canyon, local geology, downtown development, local manufacturers (such as Hewlett-Packard) and businesses, Loveland pioneers and families, Larimer County Fair, Corn Roast Festival, Rag Day, Valentine Remailing Program, local artists and the Arts in Public Places Program, the railroad, ethnic groups in Loveland (such as Hispanics and Germans from Russia), as well as other objects significant to interpreting Loveland’s history. Objects that place Loveland in a wider historical context are also sought.

In addition, the Museum purchases pieces from the contemporary art exhibitions in the Main Gallery. Pieces will be purchased from exhibitions when funding is available. Nominations, discussions, and votes of all staff members at the Loveland Museum will choose pieces.
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RECENT DONATIONS

-2019’s official Loveland Holiday Ornament from Museum Purchase from Winter Holiday Ornament
-2020 Loveland Valentine from Museum Purchase
-2020 Loveland Valentine cache stamp from Museum Purchase
-Loveland Auto Supply pencil from William Zoller
-Pocket braille writing kit from Kim McClelland
-Thachers calculating slide rule from Sharon Schultz
-W&P  hat & name tag, maps of masonville (1971) and Loveland (1969), Loveland busniesses ephemera, Lawn watering permits, Pulse coffee mug, Commemorative coins for 2013 flood and Green Ridge Glade Reservoir Project, publication-One Year Stronger from Kent Woodward
-Loveland Valentine Candle from Sharon Perry
-TVHS cheerleading outfit, shoes, pompoms, letter jacket, patches from Heather Rubald
-Negatives from the “Mural Project” from Bob Campagna
-Desk from Washington School from Kelly Boettger
-Proctor’s Dairy Milk Bottle from Lakewood Heritage Center
-Great Western Railroad documents from Scott Kretschmer
-Graduating Seniors Banners from Chamber of Commerce
-LHS track team photo, LHS letter sweater & HP Belt Buckle from Robert Drage
-Duff’s Yardstick from Nancy Ross
-Polarimeter from Jim Linden
-Drawing of Old St. Louis from Bill Meriath
-Drawing of Fritz White from Dan Ostermiller, Betsy Ostermiller, Karen Ellwood, Herb and Sherry Mignery
-Loveland Grocery Co. coupon from Jean Nadig
-Shaker Blue by Barbara Takenaga from Museum Purchase
-Lines of Force (Fire Red) State II by Barbara Takenaga from Museum Purchase
-Frenetic Isolation By J.C. Milner from Museum Purchase
-Altered Lilies By Dan Augustine from Museum Purchase