Donations & Membership

Join Us! Become a member of the Wisconsin Historical Society.

As a member of the Wisconsin Historical Society, you'll enjoy exclusive benefits — like free admission — while ensuring that the history of our state and nation is collected, preserved and shared for generations to come. Your membership also directly supports the Society's 12 historic sites and museums.

Become a member and enjoy a full year of benefits!

  • Free admission* to Reed School and 11 other historic sites and museums during regular operating hours
  • 2 one-time-use historic site guest passes to bring a friend or family member along
  • 5-issue subscription to the Wisconsin Magazine of History — now also available as an e-publication on your computer, tablet or smartphone (excludes History Explorer level)
  • 10% discount on all Society special events, webinars, workshops and conferences (including the annual Local History-Historic Preservation Conference)
  • 10% discount on books, historic image prints, genealogical records and more
  • One year of Columns, the Society's informative and colorful print newsletter — available in print and online
  • Invitations to exclusive member events throughout the state
  • A subscription to the Society's Weekly E-Newsletter with news, events and fascinating facts

* Does not include ticketed events or group/ school tours. Boat trip ticket to visit Black Point Estate & Gardens purchased separately.

If you need assistance or have questions, please call the membership office toll free at 1-888-748-7479.