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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 admission to our sites, 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.Image of publication
Idaho State Historical Society Membership Benefits include:

  • Free admission to the State Museum, the Old Penitentiary, and historic sites statewide
  • 10% discount at all of our stores
  • Invitations to special events including the Esto Perpetua awards and annual membership meeting
  • The Mountain Light newsletter full of informative articles and upcoming events
  • Histor-e, our bimimonthly electronic newsletter with ISHS newsRecognition in our Annual Report
  • Free access to our online scholarly journal Idaho Yesterdays

*Students and Seniors (55 and above) qualify for a $5 discount on any membership

Membership Categories
  • $40 Individual
    One year of benefits for one individual, free admission for one, and a 10% discount in all of our stores
  • $60 Family
    One year of benefits for two adults and all children under 18 residing in the same home, and a 10% discount in all of our stores
  • $25 Professional Affiliate (schools, libraries, and historical societies) 
    A great way for our partners to keep up with ISHS news and events. Includes one guest pass to our sites for the organization that can only be used by an employee or board member-Museum store discount does not apply
  • $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
  • $1000 History Fanatic
    Includes all the benefits as the History Lover and a 10% discount on renting all of our facilities