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MHS Fund

Membership at the Massachusetts Historical Society begins with a fully tax-deductible contribution of $250 or more to the MHS Fund. By becoming a member, you are showing your support for the preservation, conservation, and distribution of American history from the first Historical Society in the nation.

Please also see Other Ways to Give

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, public access to rare primary sources, and special care of our world-class collection.

All Members enjoy a full year of social, cultural, and educational experiences. And you can maximize the impact of your gift by checking if your employer offers a corporate match.

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

Steward Member

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

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

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

Champion Member

$15,000 - $24,999
Guardian Benefits, plus: 
Private Reception and Tour for Four with content expert, such as the Chief Historian, Curator of Arts & Artifacts, or Editor-in-Chief of the Adams Papers

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


Young Patron Member (Age<40)

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


The MHS is proud to offer K-12 Educators a special membership rate of $100. To become an Educator Member, please contact or 617-646-0551.

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Massachusetts Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) exempt organization under IRS Code; EIN 04-2108374. 

For questions regarding the MHS Fund please e-mail or call 617-646-0551.