Please support YOUR Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation during our Annual Fall Appeal!

We need your support!

Please make a financial gift to the Arthur H. Nelson Annual Fund of the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation.

Your gift will help us succeed in our ongoing mission to encourage and inspire future innovation in America.

Your gift will help us strengthen our collections and programs. You’ll help us reveal and explain the historical impact of industry on American culture. You’ll help us examine and share the dynamic processes of invention and innovation.

Your gift will help us celebrate our location in Waltham as a foundation of the American Industrial Revolution. You’ll help us connect the expertise of older generations with the inquisitiveness of young people.

We depend on your support!

Any amount helps to delight audiences of all ages with an engaging museum experience.

Click here to Make a Financial Gift to the Museum

We DO have a specific wish list this season!

  • Your gift of $4,000 will fund a video security system to protect our collection, facility, and people 24/7! — We invite you to donate one of four $1,000 shares of this video security system!
  • Your gift of $3,600 will purchase a four-season, bicycle-driven, mobile coffee bar to refresh our visitors and add a double-shot of energy to our events! — We invite you to donate one of four $900 shares of this mobile coffee bar!
  • Your gift of $1,400 will fund a MacBook Pro to help us to move our collection catalog online in the coming year!
  • Your gift of $800 will fund a free-standing display case to bring hidden artifacts out of storage and onto the gallery floor!
  • Your gift of $600 will fund an embroidery machine to personalize on-the-fly, in our gift shop, denim work shirts and fleece vests for visitors and volunteers, demonstrating this wonderful process and technology.
  • Your gift of $460 will fund a specialty ladder to help us to install and maintain our collections and facility, and especially in those hard-to-reach places, of which we have many!
  • Your gift of $220 will fund a refurbished iPad Mini to be installed as a video kiosk in one of our galleries to help explain the function and significance of artifacts in our collection.
  • Your gift of $130 will fund a floor stand for an iPad Mini the help make our video displays more secure and user-friendly.
CLICK HERE to help fill the Charles River Museum's Wish List!

We're so grateful for your thoughtful generosity and support!