Become a Member of the ISHS Family

Idaho State Historical Society Members are living the history that is preserved through the work of the Historical Society – now and for the future.

ISHS Membership drives educational programs and public events. Your support can be seen in classrooms and communities across the state.

ISHS members are a part of ISHS family. We continue to provide dynamic and engaging historical content, educational resources and meaningful Idaho stories. Please check Idaho History at Home and follow us on social media for digital resources to help you stay connected to our state, its story, and one another.

ISHS Membership is the best way to create your very own historic adventure.  Members get the best deal in history with complimentary admission and discounts on merchandise, events, and activities. Become a member today to begin your adventure.

The Membership Coordinator is available to help members with any questions you might have regarding membership. or 208-514-2331.

ISHS Members: Please consider taking a brief survey to help inform future events, programs, and benefits. Complete the survey for a chance to win a complimentary one-year membership!


Please view our upcoming special membership benefits in the dropdown menu below.

Membership Benefits

Special Upcoming Membership Benefits

For more information on the events, visit the ISHS events page.

Old Idaho Penitentiary

  • October 26 | Member Monday at the Old Idaho Penitentiary. Explore new pop-up exhibits. Register now!

Ongoing Membership Benefits

  • Time Travelers, a network of hundreds of historical museums and sites across the country.
  • Complimentary admission to the Idaho State Museum and Old Idaho Penitentiary.
  • Early registration to major events.
  • Membership funds are used to fund critical ISHS programs, helping to preserve and promote Idaho history.
  • 10% discount at the Idaho State Museum’s M Store and the Old Idaho Penitentiary gift shop.
  • The Mountain Light bi-annual newsletter full of informative articles and upcoming events.



*Students and Seniors (60 and above) qualify for a $5 discount on any membership package
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