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Enjoy fantastic membership benefits while helping the Washington State Historical Society realize its mission and partner with our communities to explore how history connects us all.

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As Washington State Historical Society members, your support allows us to provide world-class exhibitions, community and educational programs at the Washington History Museum and across the state. You’ve enabled us to be a leader in our sector by providing resources to heritage organizations and public access to a range material through the WSHS Research Center—opportunities that are open to all. You make an enormous impact on our ability to deliver on our mission of using history to connect with and learn from our community.

You’ve told us you want to promote and preserve this regions heritage for future generations. You value celebrating the people, places, events, and decisions that made this community what it is today, and you’ve helped chart the course for tomorrow. We are grateful for our members past and present.

Your story is Washington’s story. Connect your history and celebrate your part in our state by becoming a member of the Washington State Historical Society today!

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Become a Member

Join others who, like you, are passionate about our state’s dynamic people and places.

All Membership Levels Include

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  • Unlimited FREE admission to the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma
  • Subscription to our popular and award-winning quarterly COLUMBIA Magazine and EXPLORE IT! newsletter
  • Exclusive invitations to exhibit previews and members-only receptions
  • Free admission at the Northwest Museum of Art & Culture in Spokane and the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute in Pendleton, Oregon
  • Discounts at downtown Tacoma retailers. See available discounts.
  • Benefits at more than 200 institutions across the country through the Time Travelers program. Visit www.timetravelers.mohistory.org for more information.

Membership Levels

Individual $50

  • Senior…………… $45
  • Student/Teacher  $45

This level includes all basic benefits listed above for one adult.

Dual $60

  • Dual Seniors …………..$50

This level includes all basic benefits listed above for two adults.

Family $75

  • All benefits above for 2 adults plus: Join & Support 8
  • Unlimited free admission for all family members under 18 years of age.
  • 2 one time use guest passes

Sustaining $150

All basic benefits, plus

  • Unlimited admission for 4 adults and all family members under age 18.
  • 4 single use guest passes
  • 2 Member for a day passes to give to friends or family
  • Recognition in COLUMBIA magazine
  • Gift for upgrading to this level (renewals only)

Benefactor $250

All benefits listed in previous levels, plus:

  • A gift membership at the Family level to give to a family member or a friend!

Heritage Circle

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The Heritage Circle is an exclusive group of investors whose generous contributions support the Society’s collections, educational and public programs and are instrumental in bringing outstanding exhibitions to the people of Washington State. Members of the Heritage Circle receive all the benefits of membership in the Washington State Historical Society plus special invitations to major exhibits, events and digital programming. For more information about membership in the Heritage Circle, please call Camille Perezselsky, Director of Philanthropy, at 253-798-5899 or email cperezselsky@wshs.wa.gov.

Heritage Circle

Patron $500

All benefits listed in previous levels, plus:

  • Unlimited admission for 6 adults and all family members under age 18.
  • 6 single use guest passes
  • 4 Member for a day passes to give to friends or family
  • Recognition in COLUMBIA magazine
  • Gift for upgrading to this level (renewals only)
  • A gift membership at the Family level to give to a family member or a friend!
  • Two(2) single-use parking passes to the History Museum
  • 25% off facility rentals at the History Museum

Curator $1,000

Includes all of the benefits listed above, plus:

  • Exclusive Curator led tours of our exhibits

Behind the scenes access to our vast collections

Director's Club $2,500

Includes all of the benefits listed above, plus:

  • An annual collectible gift
  • A private lunch with Director Jennifer Kilmer (by appointment)

Chairman's Club $5,000

Includes all of the benefits listed above, plus:

  • A framed print, highlighting an image from our archives
  • A bespoke engagement opportunity tailored to your interests

Other Membership Options

Non Profit: $150  
Free, unlimited admission for up to 15 guests to the History Museum in Tacoma (Does not include any other benefits.)

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Affiliate Heritage Organization Membership: $75, $100  

The Washington State Historical Society’s Affiliate program is designed to establish long term relationships with museums and heritage organizations across the state

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Subscriber: $35

One-year Subscription to COLUMBIA magazine (Does not include any other benefits).

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Questions About Memberships?

Contact Camille Perezselsky, Director of Philanthropy, at 253-798-5899 or cperezselsky@wshs.wa.gov.