Join the Idaho State Historical Society
When you join the Idaho State Historical Society, you become a part of our membership family that shares a common goal: to connect people with Idaho's past in order to better understand the present and enrich our future. You will also enjoy a wide variety of benefits including free admissions, our Mountain Light newsletter, invitations to special events, and much more.
Although state funding provides many of the facilities and staff needed to accomplish the work of the Idaho State Historical Society, our education programs, exhibits, collections, and outreach are made possible with membership support, gifts and grants.
Idaho State Historical Society Membership Benefits include:
- Histor-e, our semimonthly electronic newsletter with ISHS news
- The Mountain Light newsletter full of informative articles and upcoming events
- Free admission to the Historical Museum, the Old Penitentiary, and historic sites statewide
- Recognition in our Annual Report
- Invitations to special events including the Esto Perpetua awards and annual membership meeting
- Free access to our online scholarly journal Idaho Yesterdays
- Students and Seniors (55 and above) qualify for a $5 discount on any membership
- $40 Individual
One year of terrific benefits for one individual, free admission for one, and 10% discount in the Museum store, and on products at the Public Archives and Research Library
- $60 Family
One year of benefits for two adults and all children under 18 residing in the same home, and 10% discount in the Museum store, and on products at the Public Archives and Research Library
- $25 Professional Affiliate (schools and societies, excludes Free Admission)
A great way for our partners to keep up with ISHS news and events. One Director or Board member (only) of the organization receives free admission to the Historical Museum, the Old Penitentiary, and historic sites statewide.
Premier Membership Categories
- $100 Sponsor
Includes all the benefits above
- $250 Sustainer
Includes all the benefits as the Sponsor, and invitations to VIP functions including exhibit openings and special events
- $500 History Lover
Includes all the benefits as the Sustainer and a free behind the scenes tour of the Museum, Old Penitentiary or Public Archives and Research Library for eight people, or two free tickets to the Esto Perpetua awards ceremony
- $1000 and above Corporate Sponsor
Includes all the benefits as the History Lover and a one time 10% discount on renting one of our facilities
The Idaho State Historical Society is an extraordinary system of cultural and historic resources comprised of the Idaho State Historical Museum, Public Archives and Research Library, State Historic Preservation Office, and Historic Sites Program. We seek to inspire, enrich and engage all Idahoans by leading the state in preserving and sharing our dynamic cultural heritage.