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MHS Fund

Membership of the Massachusetts Historical Society is now grown by philanthropy, not dues. Your fully tax-deductible contribution to the MHS Fund provides crucial resources toward planting, tending, and growing a mighty forest of unlimited historical resources.

Please refer to the list of membership benefits and give generously to secure your level of participation. Maximize the impact of your gift if your employer offers a corporate match.

Support the Society's mission while enjoying these special privileges.

The MHS Fund provides the everyday resources that move our top priorities forward. With your support, the Society can offer culturally relevant exhibitions, educational and enriching programs, rare primary sources for researchers, and special care of our world-class collection.

The MHS has combined its MHS Fund and membership into one streamlined program. Your fully-tax-deductible donation of $250 or more to the MHS Fund will support our expansive mission as well as give you membership in the Society! All Members enjoy a full year of social, cultural, and educational experiences. Please see giving levels and benefits below.

Base Benefits - all levels receive these benefits

  • Invitations to Member-only events
  • Free or discounted program registration
  • Annual Member Week perks and promotions

President's Circle Member

$25,000 +
Champion Benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to annual President's Circle dinner with Dr. Catherine Allgor and notable guest speaker
  • Participation in President's Thought Leadership group


Champion Member

$15,000 - $24,999
Guardian Benefits, plus: 
Choice of a private reception and tour for four with a content expert such as the Chief Historian, Curator of Arts & Artifacts, or Editor-in-Chief of the Adams Papers

Guardian Member

$7,500 - $14,999
Ambassador Benefits, plus:
Exclusive Invitations to leadership donor events and programs
Priority registration to limited-capacity events
Priority access to all digital programs and podcasts

Ambassador Member

$1,000 - $7,499
Steward Benefits, plus:
Choice of hard copy author or in-stock exhibition title
Select MHS publications
Gift membership for a household of choice

Steward Member

$250 - $999
Base Benefits, plus:
Recognition in Annual Reports 
Covers up to two people in a household

Educator Member (K-12)

Base Benefits, plus:
Special invites to Educator-only opportunities

Young Patron Member (Age<40)

Base Benefits, plus:
Special invites to Young Patron-only events


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Tax Deductibility

Massachusetts Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) exempt organization under IRS Code; EIN 042108374. No fair market value goods or services were provided in exchange for your contribution.

For questions regarding the MHS Fund please e-mail or call 617-646-0560.