Contribute

There are many ways you can contribute to the Anniston Museums and Gardens’ growth and success. Whether looking to make a monetary gift, donate a precious heirloom to the collection, or provide live animal supplies, your contribution is invaluable.

The Anniston Museum of Natural History, Berman Museum, and Longleaf Botanical Gardens make up the Anniston Museums and Gardens (AM&G). City and county support helps cover operating funds. AM&G must raise funds to cover programming and exhibit expenses.

Tax deductible donations are a way to honor a special person or can be given in memory of someone. That person or family will be promptly notified of the gift. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated.

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Contact
Hunter Turner
Development Officer
hturner@annistonal.gov
256-237-6766 x 409

Force Factory is the Anniston Museum of Natural History’s redesigned hands-on discovery exhibit. The museum will introduce its youngest patrons to how these forces affect the natural world, how to protect life from nature’s power, and nature’s importance to the development of life. Through moving imagery, hands-on activities, and interactive experiences, Force Factory will demonstrate how interconnected these natural forces are.

Force Factory will incorporate STEAM standards from the State of Alabama Course of Study. Through cross-generational participatory exhibits and free play activities, children will develop and strengthen their imagination and problem-solving skills.

Contact
Hunter Turner 
Development Officer 
hturner@annistonal.gov 
256-237-6766 x 409 

Let Your Sponsorship Circle the Globe!

The Regar Circle is named in honor of H. Severn Regar, who brought an extensive collection of historical and biological specimens to Anniston in 1929. The collection included over 1,800 ornithological specimens collected by naturalist and ornithologist William Werner in the 19th century.

We owe a debt of gratitude to Mr. Regar for his generosity and to the City of Anniston and its citizens for the treasure we have inherited. It is now our mission to carry on the legacy that we celebrate through support of the Regar Circle.

Located directly in the center of the Anniston Museum of Natural History’s lobby is an 8-foot globe glowing brilliantly, honoring the contributors who make up the Regar Circle. Donations of $10,000 or more to the Anniston Museum of Natural History or supporting organization, the Anniston Museum Endownment Corporation, qualify for membership. By becoming a member of the Circle, the museum will be able to fulfill its mission to enhance public knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of living things and their environments.

Contact
Hunter Turner 
Development Officer 
hturner@annistonal.gov 
256-237-6766 x 409 

Mission Statement: The Anniston Museum of Natural History serves to enhance public knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of living things and their environments. The museum preserves, studies, and interprets collections through interdisciplinary exhibits and programs. The museum is committed to providing educational, recreational, and economic benefits for diverse audiences.

In accordance with the above mission statement, the Anniston Museum of Natural History shall acquire pieces that relate to biological specimens, historical items, museum archives, or other items that enhance the existing collection. 

Contact
Dan Spaulding 
Senior Curator 
dspaulding@annistonmuseum.org 
256-237-6766 x 414 

Mission Statement: The mission of the Berman Museum is to use history to engage, educate, and excite. 

In accordance with the above mission statement, the Berman Museum shall acquire pieces as they relate to history, weapons, art, museum archives, or other items that enhance the existing collection. 

Contact
Dan Spaulding 
Senior Curator 
dspaulding@annistonmuseum.org 
256-237-6766 x 414 

Thank you for contributing to our live animal ambassador care! Anniston Museums and Gardens is home to approximately 60 live animals who enhance our visitors’ experience through educational programming and outreach. These ambassadors require daily care to ensure their health.

If you are interested in contributing a monetary donation to our live animal ambassadors, click Contribute.

If you are interested in donating specific items, check out their care items below.

  • Igloos
  • Newspaper
  • Aspen Bedding (flakes)
  • Pine Shavings (flakes)
  • Carefresh
  • Bedding
  • Scrub Brushes
  • Thick Leashes
  • Dog Food
  • Cat Food
  • Chinchilla Food
  • Chinchilla Dust
  • Hedgehog Food
  • Guinea pig Food
  • Timothy hay

Contact
Aimee Grey
Education Director
256-237-6766 x 421
amageducation@annistonal.gov