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Funds to repair and conserve items of historical significance are an ongoing need of museums. The Orange County Historical Museum in Hillsborough and the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh have taken a unique approach toward solving this problem. The Adopt an Artifact program allows individuals an opportunity to adopt or sponsor an artifact of their choice for conservation. There is no minimum or maximum amount to donate, and the donations are tax-deductible. The Orange County Museum was the first to start the program several years ago, and the state museum followed in 2006. Pittard discusses how the program operates and the items that have been adopted or need to be adopted.