An extraordinary system of cultural and historical resources.

Membership

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 Basic Membership Benefits include:

  • Histor-e, our bi-monthly electronic newsletter with up to the minute 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
Basic Membership Categories
  • $40 Individual
    One year of terrific Basic 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 Basic 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)
    One year of Basic benefits and a great way for our partners to keep up with ISHS news and events.  Directors and board members (only) of the organization receive free admission to the Historical Museum, the Old Penitentiary, and historic sites statewide.

Upgrade any Basic Membership by adding a discounted half-price subscription to our popular history journal Idaho Landscapes for only $10 

Premier Membership Categories
  • $100 Sponsor
    Includes all the basic benefits above and includes a FREE subscription to Idaho Landscapes the society's popular history journal
  • $250 Sustainer
    Includes all the benefits as the Sponsor, and includes 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

Idaho Landscapes subscription only (no discounts) for $25

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. 

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  • Become a member by using our convenient online process
  • Click here for a printable, mail-in membership application