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. 


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. Already a member? Click here to log in and renew.


VMHC Member Benefits

$65Individual $85Dual $95Household $150Supporter $250Sustainer $500Patron
Free Admission to the Museum, Research Library, & daytime lectures            
Free Parking            
10% discount in Museum Store & Cafe            
Discounts on classes, programs, ticketed events, & more            
Invitations to member-only events including the annual Garden Party at Virginia House            
Member-only exhibition previews & travel            
Complimentary subscriptions to Virginia History & Culture (print) and Virginia Magazine of History & Biography (digital)            
Free admission to children & family activities            
Free family program e-updates            
Two complimentary Member-for-a-Day passes            
Free or discounted admission to 1,000+ museums across North America            
Print subscription to Virginia Magazine of History & Biography            
Invitations to the annual Garden Party and select member-only lectures for four            
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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!

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Corporate Opportunities

As a partner with the Virginia Museum of History & Culture you can educate and inspire our community by preserving the value of our shared history. There are many ways for your business to support our mission!

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 edarling@VirginiaHistory.org.

View information about cost of benefits and membership tax deductibility here.

View tax and charitable accountability information about the VMHC here.

View information about gifts from donor-advised funds here.