Become a Leader

Support the museum at our higher membership levels and enjoy exclusive perks, including all general member benefits, free reciprocal admission to over 1,000 museums and more.

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Your 1831 Society Membership Supports Our Mission

Donors whose gifts total $1,000 or more during the Virginia Museum of History & Culture’s fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) are recognized as members of the 1831 Society and receive special recognition and event invitations. See our Annual Report for a list of current donors.

Membership levels of Fellow and above are for four adults. These levels receive all general member benefits and more. Scroll down to view a list of additional benefits.

1831 Society Benefits

$1,000Fellow $2,500Benefactor $5,000Commonwealth Council $10,000President's Council $15,000Chair's Council
All Patron Level benefits          
Exclusive invitation to Garden Party for 4          
Exclusive invitation to select member-only lectures for 4          
1831 Society exhibition previews          
Annual Holiday Party at Virginia House          
State of the Museum with President & CEO          
Complimentary VMHC holiday ornament          
Priority registration for member-only travel          
20% discount on one event rental per year          
Private Tour with Curator for 2 or 4   2 4 4 4
Complimentary curator-selected publication          
Lunch with President & CEO and scholar for 2          
Dinner with Chair and Board of Trustees for 2          
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

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

View tax and charitable accountability information about the VMHC here.