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Membership Levels & Benefits

Membership has the power to transform the Maryland Center for History and Culture. Your contributions directly support our collection, preservation, and interpretation of Maryland’s diverse history. Because of members like you, we continue to build and grow our community. Thank you.

A kayak paddle tour through Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary, hosted by the Maryland Center for History and Culture.

Contributor Level Memberships

$55 Individual | $50 Military, Educator, and Seniors 60+

Benefits for one individual

$70 Family | $60 Family Military and Seniors 60+

Benefits for two adults and two minors

Benefits:

  • Unlimited FREE admission to the museum and library
  • Reciprocal access to 300 museums and historic sites through the Time Travelers Program
  • 15% discount in our highly acclaimed Museum Store, excluding consignment items 
  • 15% discount on MCHC Press Publications
  • Subscriptions to Maryland History and Culture (biannual official membership magazine), the Maryland Historical Magazine (biannual, peer-reviewed academic journal), and our monthly e-newsletter
  • Invitations to member-only programs and events
  • Priority registration and member discounts on tickets to programs


Leadership Level Memberships

$150 – $249 | Steward

Benefits:

All Contributor level membership benefits for two adults and two minors, plus:

  • 2 complimentary admission tickets for family and friends
  • 10% discount on photo reproduction services
  • Reciprocal access to 700+ museums and historic sites through the North American Reciprocal Museums (NARM) Association
  • Reciprocal access to the Greater Baltimore History Alliance partner sites
  • Name recognition in our annual report and the lobby at the Maryland Center for History and Culture

$250 – $499 | Patron

Benefits:

All above benefits for two adults and two minors, plus:

  • 1 complimentary gift of membership (Individual Contributor Membership Level)
  • 10% discount on private event rentals

$500 – $999 | Sustainer

Benefits:

All above benefits for two adults and two minors, plus:

  • 3 complimentary admission tickets for family and friends
  • 2 complimentary gifts of membership (Individual Contributor Level)
  • Q&A Lunch with Collections Staff
  • 2 complimentary tickets to select MCHC programs

The Giving Circle

The Giving Circle includes our highest level of patronage that exemplifies a strong commitment to preserving the future of MCHC and Maryland’s history. Your generous philanthropic giving allows us to continue to collect, preserve, and share over 400 years of Maryland’s history. Thank you for your commitment to our work.

Please contact Hilary Chiang, Director of Individual Giving, at hchiang@mdhistory.org or 410-685-3750, ext. 339, to become part of The Giving Circle.

$1,000 – $4,999 | The Collectors Circle

Benefits:

All Leadership level membership benefits for two adults and two minors, plus:

  • 4 complimentary admission tickets for family and friends
  • Private-led tour for 4
  • 2 VIP invitations to exhibition openings
  • 4 complimentary tickets to select MCHC programs
  • 15% discount on private event rentals

$5,000 – $9,999 | The Historians Circle

Benefits:

All above benefits for two adults and two minors, plus:

  • 5 complimentary admission tickets for family and friends
  • Private-led tour and lunch for 6
  • 4 VIP invitations to exhibition openings

$10,000 – $24,999 | The President’s Circle

Benefits:

All above benefits for two adults and two minors, plus:

  • 6 complimentary admission tickets for family and friends
  • Private-led tour and lunch for 10
  • 6 VIP invitations to exhibition openings
  • Private viewing of an object of your choice

$25,000+ | The Founders Circle

At The Founders Circle level, all membership benefits are available to donors. In addition, the MCHC Advancement Department will work with you to customize a package of benefits specific to your interests and philanthropic goals. Please contact Hilary Chiang, Director of Individual Giving, at hchiang@mdhistory.org or 410-685-3750, ext. 339, for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.


Make an impact on the future of Maryland’s history with a membership to the Maryland Center for History and Culture.