ESSE Purse Museum is a private institution, which means we rely on the support of our community and the loyalty and enthusiasm of our guests to keep our mission alive. We are unable to provide a tax receipt for your gift, but it will be cherished and appreciated.

Though our primary focus is on purses, the contents women carried matter because they are what make up the essence of a woman. Photographs, wallets, make-up accessories, hair accessories, gloves, glasses, card cases, notebooks, and any other special keepsakes make our exhibits shine. If you wish to donate anything that falls within this broad category, please feel free to reach us in the following ways:

  • By phone: 501-916-9022
  • By email: with the subject line “Collection Donation”
  • Or stop by! 
  • Fill out the form below.

ESSE Contact: Thandi




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