Individual and Family Membership

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Members receive unlimited admission to all of our regular exhibits, discounts on special events and much, much more. Learn more about the benefits of our different membership options.

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Individual Membership $60

The benefits of membership for one adult:

  • UNLIMITED FREE ADMISSION to the Oregon Historical Society
  • Free subscriptions to the Oregon Historical Quarterly and The Historian
  • 10% Discount at the Museum Store
  • Invitations to member's nights, including select exhibit openings and other public programming
  • First notice on public events and lectures
  • Complimentary membership in Time Travelers, a network of historical societies and museums across the country

Family/Grandparent Membership $80

The same great benefits as individual membership, but for two adults and all children, grandchildren or minors that reside in the same household.

Contributor Membership $100

The same great benefits as a family membership, PLUS:

  • Two one-day guest passes to the Oregon Historical Society's regular Museum Exhibits and Research Library.

Grantor Membership $250

The same great benefits as a Family Membership, PLUS:

  • Four one-day guest passes to the Oregon Historical Society's regular Museum Exhibits and Research Library.
  • Named recognition in the Society's Annual Report as a Grantor.
  • Two gift memberships for your friends and family.

Steward Membership $500

The same great benefits as a Family Membership, PLUS:

  • Six one-day guest passes to the Oregon Historical Society's regular Museum Exhibits and Research Library.
  • Named recognition in the Society's Annual Report as a Steward.
  • Two gift memberships for your friends and family.
  • A complimentary photo reprint from the Society's Research Library.

1898 Society Members $1,000 and above

The 1898 Society recognizes Oregon Historical Society supporters who make unrestricted contributions of $1,000 and more annually. These members play a vital role in supporting the Society's collections and educational and public programs and are instrumental in bringing outstanding exhibits to the people of Oregon. Members of the 1898 Society receive all the benefits of membership in the Oregon Historical Society plus invitations to major exhibits and events including an annual recognition dinner held in their honor. For more information about membership in the 1898 Society, please call Molly Cochran, Major Gifts Officer, at 503.306.5237 or molly.cochran@ohs.org.

Special Discounts

  • Seniors and Teachers may apply a 10% discount to any of the above levels of membership.
  • Members of Oregon Historical Society Affiliate Organizations may apply a $10 discount to any of the above levels of membership.
  • Only one discount (Senior or Teacher or Affiliate) may be applied to each membership.
  • Students can purchase individual memberships at a discounted rate of $25 with a valid student ID card.

Multnomah County Residents

Take $10 off any level of membership!

Your Multnomah County membership is so much more than free admission:

  • Free subscription to the Oregon Historical Quarterly
  • Free admission for friends and family outside Multnomah County (2 additional guests per member visit)
  • Invitations to private member's nights, including exhibit opening receptions
  • Discounted tickets to the Mark O. Hatfield Distinguished Historians Forum
  • Free admission to Holiday Cheer, our annual book sale and celebration of Oregon authors
  • 10% discount at the Museum Store
  • Complimentary membership in Time Travelers, a network of historical societies and museums across the country

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We will also gladly take your membership payment over the phone when you call 503-306-5220 or in person. You can also download, fill out, and print our membership enrollment form and mail it to Nic McCarthy, Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205. Thank you!