Donated Private Collections

Private collections donated by individuals and families represent an important aspect of the Florida Archaeology collections. These collections include provenienced artifacts from all over Florida and a limited amount of material from other areas of North America. Many of these collections are from well-known sites and are valuable sources of exhibit quality artifacts and research collections. These collections range in size from small surface collections from single sites to collections that cover large portions of the state and include thousands of artifacts.

A representative sample of donated private collections curated at the FLMNH includes the following collections organized by family name.

  • Becker
  • Burkhardt
  • Haufler
  • Hendrix
  • McMullen (Osceola, Polk, Volusia Counties)
  • McDonald (Brevard County)
  • Means
  • Ohmes
  • Pearsall
  • Simpson