The 1898 Society

The contributions of civic-minded Oregonians have enabled us to realize our important mission.

In 2005 we established the 1898 Society, an exclusive distinction for those who choose to contribute in excess of $1,000 per year. Named for the year of the Oregon Historical Society's incorporation, the 1898 Society recognizes the support of our premier donors and their commitment to the organization's program and exhibits.

In addition to the wealth of benefits your contribution provides the community, your membership in Oregon Historical Society's most exclusive donor group brings many rewards:

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Membership Benefits

Associate Level $1,000

  • Invitations to private 1898 Society events
  • Free admission to the Oregon Historical Society's regular exhibits and Research Library
  • Invitations to member's nights, including select exhibit openings and other special events
  • First notice on lectures, workshops and public events
  • Gift memberships for your friends and family
  • Certificate for a photo reprint from the collections of the Research Library
  • 10% discount on purchases in the Museum Store
  • Complimentary subscriptions to the Oregon Historical Quarterly and our newsletter The Historian
  • Eight one-day guest passes to the Oregon Historical Society to share with your friends and family
  • Complimentary membership in Time Travelers, a network of historical societies and museums across the country
  • Recognition in the Annual Report
  • 10% Discount off the normal rate for a one-time rental of the Oregon Historical Society's facilities

Partner Level $2,500

The benefits of Associate membership plus:

  • Twelve one-day guest passes to the Oregon Historical Society
  • 25% discount off the normal rate for a one-time rental of the Oregon Historical Society's facilities

Patron Level $5,000

  • The benefits of Partner membership plus:
  • Sixteen one-day guest passes to the Oregon Historical Society
  • Scheduled, private behind-the-scenes tour of an exhibit
  • 50% discount off the normal rate for a one-time rental of the Oregon Historical Society's facilities

Benefactor Level $10,000

The benefits of Patron membership plus:

  • Unlimited guest passes to the Oregon Historical Society
  • A private luncheon for you and four to six guests including a personal tour of Oregon's treasures at our 100,000 square foot state-of-the-art storage facility
  • Complimentary one-time rental of the Oregon Historical Society's facilities.

Tax Deductibility

The Oregon Historical Society is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.Memberships and gifts are tax deductible.Certain benefits, such as complimentary admission tickets or discounted rental fees, may reduce the tax-deductible amount—please consult your accountant.For further questions, please contact the Major Gifts Officer at 503.306.5237 or molly.cochran@ohs.org.

Members Support

1898 Society members support these integral components of the Oregon Historical Society

Museum Exhibits

Assembling and promoting collections of priceless artifacts and bringing quality national exhibits to the state

Research Library

An extensive collection of Oregon and northwest focused photographs and historical documents

Education

Award-winning workshops, seminars and online resources for the classroom and public at large

Oregon Historical Society Press

Publishing the Oregon Historical Quarterly the journal of record for Oregon's history for 100 years

Folklife

Award-winning programs that document, present, and encourage Oregon's traditional arts and cultures

Become a Member

For information on how you can join, upgrade or renew membership, please call Molly Cochran, Major Gifts Officer, at 503.306.5237 or email molly.cochran@ohs.org.