The Valentine houses three collections: Archives, General Collection, and Costume & Textiles. If you are interested in learning more about these collections or making an appointment to research objects, please make your request in writing as outlined below. A small portion of our collection is now available for viewing in a complimentary searchable online database.
Tuesday - Friday, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. by appointment only
$10 per person, per visit (FREE for Valentine Members); includes access to the Archives, admission to the Valentine exhibition galleries and a guided tour of the 1812 John Wickham House. Fees for news media are waived at the discretion of museum staff.
Costume & Textile Collection Appointments
Appointments are 2 hours and include an 8 object maximum.
$80 per person, per appointment. Members receive 50% discount.
General Collections Appointments
Appointments to view objects in the Valentine’s Fine Arts, Decorative Arts, Industrial Artifacts and other object collections.
$40 per person, per hour. Members receive 50% discount.
Valentine staff can conduct remote research for you.
$40 per hour. Members receive 50% discount.
Staff consultation, access to the General or Costume & Textile collections, and other services incur additional costs. For a full fee schedule, see Research Fees. For reproduction and rights information, see Photographic Services: Productions and Permission Fees.
Researchers are required to complete a Researchers Registration Form prior to accessing the collection acknowledging that they understand and are responsible for observing the above regulations. By signing this form, the researcher acknowledges that a violation of these regulations will result in prohibition from continued use of materials in the Valentine.
Please fill out the form below and include your full name, contact information and specific area of interest and any additional details.