Membership Benefits

Membership in the Historical Society offers many benefits beyond helping to support our collections, exhibits, and activities. Members are invited to special receptions, receive priority access to programs and workshops, enjoy expedited library service, and elect members to the Board of Trustees.

At many levels, individuals receive a subscription to Washington History, the Society’s biannual journal, which is available both in print and online. Members may also take advantage of special discounts on fees and services at the Kiplinger Research Library.

Membership Levels

  • Rock Creek Level ($35)
    • Invitations to members-only events
    • Priority reservations for limited-enrollment programs
  • Anacostia Level ($70)
    • All of the above benefits, plus
    • One-year subscription to new issues of Washington History
    • 10% discount on Kiplinger Research Library fees and services
  • Potomac Level ($100)
    • All of the above benefits, plus
    • Access to all back issues of the journal online through JSTOR
    • 15% discount on Kiplinger Research Library fees and services
    • NEW! Receive FREE admission to more than 600 cultural institutions through the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM), including:
      • Corcoran Gallery of Art
      • Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens
      • National Museum of Women in the Arts
      • The Phillips Collection
      • Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
      • And more!

Donor Circles

Members of our donor circles help the Society sustain its mission and support our important educational and scholarly programs. Donors receive exclusive benefits and invitations in recognition of their annual gift.

  • Ellicott Circle ($250)
    • All the benefits of Society membership
    • Reproduction of a photograph from the collection
    • Recognition in Washington History
  • Banneker Circle ($500)
    • All the benefits of Society membership
    • Reproduction of a photograph from the collection
    • Recognition in Washington History and website
    • Invitation to collections preview at annual meeting
  • L'Enfant Circle ($1,000)
    • All the benefits of Society membership
    • Reproduction of a photograph from the collection
    • Recognition in Washington History and website
    • Invitation to collections preview at annual meeting
    • Private, behind-the-scenes collections tours
  • Carnegie Circle ($2,500)
    • All the benefits of Society membership
    • Reproduction of a photograph from the collection
    • Recognition in Washington History and website
    • Invitation to collections preview at annual meeting
    • Private, behind-the-scenes collections tours
    • Invitations to exclusive receptions and VIP events 

Sponsorship 

Corporates sponsorship levels are available. Please view our sponsorship page or contact Adam Lewis at alewis@historydc.org or 202-249-3952 for more information.



The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 1894 with the mission of collecting, interpreting, and sharing the history of Washington, D.C. Charitable gifts and membership dues are deductible to the extent allowed.

 
 
 
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