You may not know where much of our ideas for posts come from so we wanted to share. We travel, we read, we buy at second-hand stores and church sales, we curate from all over the internet and several other sources – but most of all, our unique content comes from items we have received from readers just like you!
That’s right, you can donate your old Czech stuff!
Areas of Interest
Our areas of interest include history, politics, literature (fiction and non-fiction), community/local history, family histories/genealogy, photographs, drawings, painting, immigration documents, folk and fine art, folk costumes, customs and traditions, religion, sheet music, musical recordings (reel to reel, records, cassettes, and CDs) agriculture, food/cooking, archival materials (photos, letters, organizational records, programs, ephemera, maps, posters, etc.), films and documentaries (16mm and 8mm/Super 8, DVD) and materials related to other ethnic groups with a presence in Czech and Slovak lands, such as Carpatho-Rusyns, Germans, Jews, Hungarians, and Roma (Gypsies).
People (just like you) send us their old Czech items such as letters, photographs, magazines, calendars, books, articles, journals, kroje, scrapbooks, wooden items, toys, maps, paintings, steins, glassware, etc. because they don’t want to keep it, but they realize it has value to other’s interested in Czech history.
Because of such items, we’ve been able to create posts and awaken all sorts of historical discussions with our readers all over the world.
Conditions of Gift Acceptance
Donations are accepted with the understanding that upon receipt, we assume ownership and will determine their storage, location, processing, access, use, reformatting/digitization, and retention. Rest assured, we house, process, and preserve these materials appropriately. Unaccepted materials may be donated to other institutions, sold, recycled, or disposed of, with proceeds benefiting this site. Unsolicited materials received without prior approval are accepted. However, any materials not suitable for our purpose may be given to other institutions or discarded. Mold-infested, infested, or significantly degraded materials will not be accepted.
Donors will receive a letter acknowledging their donation. Donors are encouraged to share unique stories associated with the items, which help us to know more about the items.
Appraisal and Tax Considerations
We cannot provide appraisals or determine the values of donations for tax purposes. Donors are responsible for establishing fair market value or consulting a tax adviser or attorney. Additional information can be found in IRS Publication 561, “Determining the Value of Donated Property.” Please note that we are not yet a 501(c)3.
If you have old Czech stuff, but you just don’t want it anymore – PLEASE don’t throw it away.
Donate your old Czech stuff to us!
attn: Tres Bohemes Materials
414 86th Avenue
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
We promise it will be cared for and not discarded. We’ll most likely eventually post about it but even if not, we’ll make sure it gets into the best hands for preservation.
Thank you in advance for your kind donations!