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The World War II History Center Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.  

Contributions are tax-deductible within the limits prescribed by law.

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Simply sign up for an Amazon account, go to smile.amazon.com, search for “WWII History Center”, select us as your organization and voila!  Now, for every purchase you make on Amazon, we will get 0.5% of it.  Awesome!!!

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Donate to the WWII History Center through PayPal!
If every one of our friends contributed just $1 a month from their paycheck to go to the WWII History Center, it would make all the difference in the world for us. If you can contribute more, all the better!  Small donations like this would go a long to helping cover monthly operating expenses for the Museum and would allow us to expand, create bigger, better exhibits and to help fund our public education events.  Please consider donating today!  

Navigate to our home page, scroll down a little bit, then click the PayPal "DONATE" button!  You don’t even need a PayPal account to donate – all major credit cards are accepted!

If you would like to make a financial donation, please make your check or money order payable to:  

World War II History Center Foundation

119 W. Central Ave.

El Dorado, KS  67042


Another great way to donate is to create an automatic bill payment through your online bank account.  Even $10.00 a month can add up quickly.


You will receive a receipt for your tax records in the amount of your donation.


EIN:  05-0631890

D-U-N-S Number:  79-151-3380


We also accept donations through Paypal!


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Other Types of Donations We Are Currently Accepting

  • Books -- refer to our wish list on Amazon.com
  • Magazines (both about WWII and those published during the war)
  • Photos
  • Veteran's histories
  • Unit histories
  • Family Research
  • Veteran "Bring-back" items (i.e., Nazi banners, Japanese Officer swords, weapons, medals, etc...)
  • Ration information
  • Anything else WWII-related.  Contact us if you are not sure.
  • We do not accept newspapers.

The items listed below, we are accepting from any combatant nation.  The particular item has to have been utilized during the war.  If you are not sure if your item was used during the war, send us an e-mail and we'll help you find out.

  • Weapons
  • Equipment
  • Vehicles (do not necessarily have to be in working order)
  • Uniforms
  • Collectibles
  • Correspondence
  • Posters

Do more than donate, honor a family member with an inductee into our Tribute Gallery!

Wish List

    This is a list of items that we need that you may have in your home, garage, storage shed or that you can purchase and send to us.  If you are hesitant to donate cash, this is a way to help us that allows you to decide how you would like to help.

  • Storage totes with locking lids
  • Filing cabinets
  • (2) flat screen computer monitors
  • A 27" to 32" flat screen TV so that we may install our "Those Who Served" Index alongside our Tribute Gallery in our Reception Room
  • Vacuum cleaner in good condition
  • Printer ink for an HP Officejet 6500 printer (black, magenta, yellow, cyan)
  • A small desk with enough space for a computer, keyboard and a place to lay a notebook to copy from
  • An office chair
  • Stamps, preferably the "Forever" type
  • File folders
  • Subscriptions to the following magazines for our Research Library:  America in WWII, WWII Magazine, WWII History, After the Battle
  • Books about World War II.  Refer to our wish list on Amazon.com!

Thank You's:

Thanks goes to Jay and Micaela Ayers for donating a 4-drawer filing cabinet that is being put to use in the Research Library.

Thanks goes to Richard and Susan Cooley for donating a computer and printer. 

Thanks goes to Carol Lee for ongoing donations of miscellaneous office supplies.

Your donations are greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (316)322-8753, or by e-mail at director@wwiihistorycenter.org.

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