Annual Member Benefits 

BHS FRIEND or Family/Partner $50/$70 (fully tax-deductible)

All BHS members receive a subscription to members-only Newsletter, the calendar of programs and activities and e-Blasts highlighting special events and programs; invitations to members-only exhibition openings; and discounts on store merchandise, walking tours, lectures and workshops. Sign up here.

Members of BHS also receive reciprocal membership benefits with BHS partners** over 170 historical societies and museums across the country - click here for a complete list.

* BHS Family/Partner includes all benefits of BHS Friend membership, plus free admission for two adults and children under eighteen years of age.

Please note that BHS offers discounted membership for students, teachers and seniors providing all the benefits of Friend membership at $35. 

BHS ADVOCATE $125 ($100 is tax deductible)

All of the benefits of Friend membership, plus invitations to behind-the-scenes events offering exclusive access to BHS’s exhibitions, collections, and programs and a complimentary copy of a Brooklyn themed book from BHS’s gift shop. Sign up here.

BHS CHAMPION $275 ($180 is tax deductible)

All of the benefits of BHS Advocate membership, plus 1 ticket to Brooklyn Bounty and a complimentary BHS Neighborhood Guide. Sign up here.

BHS COMMUNITY LEADER $550 ($440 is tax-deductible)

All of the benefits of BHS Champion membership, plus an invitation to an annual cocktail party with BHS president, an insider tour of BHS, and a complimentary reproduction of an historical photo from BHS’s collection. Sign up here.

PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE $1,500 ($1,300 is tax-deductible)

All of the benefits of BHS Community Leader membership, plus an invitation to meet with BHS archivists to have a one-on-one, in-depth, workshop on how to use BHS collections to research your Brooklyn home and a BHS tote bag. Sign up here.

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS $2,500 and above ($2,180 is tax-deductible)

All of the benefits of BHS President’s Circle membership, plus invitations to the annual beer tasting at Brooklyn Brewery and VIP events with historians and curators; the opportunity to rent BHS’s facility at a discount; and one Family/Partner membership to give as a gift. Sign up here.


**BHS members can enjoy reciprocal benefits at Green-Wood Cemetery, BRIC House and BLDG 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

All Green-Wood members receive unlimited complimentary admission for one to BHS's exhibit galleries and Othmer Library, invitations to exhibition openings and preview days, and discounts on BHS merchandise, publications, walking tours, lectures, and workshops.

For more information on BHS membership or to request a membership brochure in the mail call Taina Sanon at 718-222-4111, ext. 246 or email

Click here and become a member today!