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.

View information about gifts from donor-advised funds here.