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The Patron Business Society is an exclusive group of civic-minded companies that recognize our past is vital to planning our future. Without the contributions of businesses like yours, we would be unable to fulfill our mission.

Corporate Membership

Join & Support 4Our Patron Business Society is a newly formed group of dynamic companies that value the importance of community, philanthropy, and the heritage sector in the Pacific Northwest. The support of this invaluable collective strengthens the Historical Society as an important community resource for over 85,000 visitors annually, including 15,000 children.

Through this membership program, business leaders recognize and take advantage of all that the Washington History Museum has to offer in new and exciting ways.

More information about benefits to joining the Patron Business Society are available below.

For information about sponsorship click here.

Contact Camille Perezselsky, Director of Philanthropy, at camille.perezselsky@wshs.wa.gov or 253-798-5899 to learn more about how you can get involved.

Patron Business Society

Neighbor $1,000

  • 2 Patron Business Society annual membership cards, each admits one employee and their family. Must present proof of employment; cards are transferable among employees and may be used by friends and family when the employee is present.
  • 50 additional free, one time use passes for clients or guests
  • A one-time 20% discount for guest pass holders on new Dual-, Family-, and Patron-level memberships – a value of $10-$100 per membership.

Members enjoy a host of benefits, including discounts at area eateries and shops, a subscription to our award-winning quarterly magazine COLUMBIA, invitations to exclusive engagements, complimentary passes, and more.

  • One time, 10% discount on space rentals
  • Logo Recognition on Corporate Membership signage during special events

Friend $2,500

  • 5 Patron Business Society annual membership cards, each admits one employee and guest their family. Must present proof of employment; cards are transferable among employees and may be used by friends and family when the employee is present.
  • 100 additional free one time use passes for clients or guests
  • Invitations to members only events
  • A one-time 20% discount for guest pass holders on new Dual-, Family-, and Patron-level memberships – a value of $10-$100 per membership.
  • One time, 20% discount on space rentals at the History Museum
  • Logo Recognition on Patron Business Society signage during special events
  • Company acknowledgement as a Patron Business Society member on the WSHS website

Investor $5,000

  • 10 Patron Business Society annual membership cards, each admits one employee guest and their family. Must present proof of employment; cards are transferable among employees and may be used by friends and family when the employee is present.
  • One time sponsorship acknowledgement opportunity in the Gonyea or Haley gallery at the Washington State History Museum (acknowledgement includes print and digital collateral, gallery signage)
  • 150 additional free one time use passes for clients or guests
  • One time, 20% discount on space rentals
  • Complimentary docent- and curator-led tours Access behind-the-scenes and exhibit-specific tours at both the Washington State History Museum and Research Center.
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • A one-time 20% discount for guest pass holders on new Dual-, Family-, and Patron-level memberships – a value of $10-$100 per membership.
  • One spot in the Museum’s monthly newsletter highlighting your company’s support
  • 2 Social Media mentions during the course of the year
  • Logo Recognition on Patron Business Society signage during special events
  • Company Logo acknowledgement as a Patron Business Society member on the WSHS website

Collaborator $10,000

  • 20 Patron Business Society annual membership cards, each admits one employee guest and their family. Must present proof of employment; cards are transferable among employees and may be used by friends and family when the employee is present.
  • One time sponsorship acknowledgement opportunity in the McClelland Gallery or a Major Exhibition Gallery
  • 250 additional free one time use passes for clients or guests
  • 1, 1/2 page acknowledgement ad in COLUMBIA magazine
  • One time, 50% discount on space rentals
  • Complimentary docent- and curator-led tours Access behind-the-scenes and exhibit-specific tours at both the Washington State History Museum and Research Center.
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • A one-time 20% discount for guest pass holders on new Dual-, Family-, and Patron-level memberships – a value of $10-$100 per membership.
  • Quarterly mentions in the Museum’s monthly newsletter highlighting your company’s support
  • at least 4 Social Media mentions during the course of the year
  • Logo Recognition on Patron Business Society signage during special events
  • Company Logo acknowledgement as a Patron Business Society member on the WSHS website