We Love Our Members

Your membership support helps provide vital educational programming for schools, develop multi-generational learning experiences, preserve important artifacts of Virginia’s history, and foster community engagement. 

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Your Membership Supports Our Mission

Since our founding as the Virginia Historical Society in 1831, we have been dedicated to preserving, sharing, and engaging with Virginia's history to inspire current and future generations.  As a private institution with no government operating support, we rely entirely on charitable contributions from supporters like you. You know the value of our shared history - become a member to ensure our future. Browse our membership levels below to see which fits you best.

 VMHC Members Receive

 
Free Admission to the Museum  
Free Admission to the Research Library  
Invitation to the Annual Garden Party   
10% Discount on All Museum Shop Purchases  
Invitations to Exclusive Exhibition Previews  
Complimentary subscriptions to Virginia History & Culture (print) and Virginia Magazine of History & Biography (digital)  
Invitations to Member-Only Lectures (3/year)  
Access to Virginia Journeys Travel Program  
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Want to Share Your Love of History?

Give the perfect gift to the history lover in your life and so they can explore the diverse and ever-changing story of Virginia. When you purchase a gift membership to the VMHC, you are giving the gift of history!

Let Us Help

If you are not a member, your membership has expired, or you would like to make a gift, please contact Elizabeth Darling, Manager of Membership & Annual Giving, at 804.342.9692 or [email protected].