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Become a Member - Brooklyn Historical Society

Our members provide critical support for all BHS does.

We offer memberships at a variety of levels with excellent benefits, including free admission to both our locations, the ability to pre-register for programs at reduced prices, and much more. See below for information about each membership level.

Members

Students / Teachers / Seniors / Person with Disabilities $35

Fully tax-deductible

  • Personalized membership card for one
  • Free unlimited yearly admission for one to both BHS locations (Pierrepont and DUMBO), including the Library & Archives and all exhibitions
  • Invitations to VIP events and exhibition openings
  • Discounted tickets to all public programs
  • Early access to select public programs and lectures
  • Reciprocal member benefits with 170-plus BHS partner museums and historical societies nationwide through the Time-Travelers program
  • Reciprocal membership with the Green-Wood Cemetery and a 10 percent discount on yard tours at Brooklyn Navy Yard Center’s BLDG 92
  • 10 percent discount at the BHS shops

Join or renew your membership today!

Friend $75

Fully tax-deductible

  • Personalized membership card for one
  • Free unlimited yearly admission for one to both BHS locations (Pierrepont and DUMBO), including the Library & Archives and all exhibitions
  • Invitations to VIP events and exhibition openings
  • Discounted tickets to all public programs
  • Early access to select public programs and lectures
  • Reciprocal member benefits with 170-plus BHS partner museums and historical societies nationwide through the Time-Travelers program
  • Reciprocal membership with the Green-Wood Cemetery and a 10 percent discount on yard tours at Brooklyn Navy Yard Center’s BLDG 92
  • 10 percent discount at the BHS shops

Join or renew your membership today!

Family / Partner $100

Fully tax-deductible

  • Personalized membership cards for two
  • Free unlimited yearly admission for two to both BHS locations (Pierrepont and DUMBO), including the Library & Archives and all exhibitions
  • Invitations to VIP events and exhibition openings
  • Discounted tickets to all public programs
  • Early access to select public programs and lectures
  • Reciprocal member benefits with 170-plus BHS partner museums and historical societies nationwide through the Time-Travelers program
  • Reciprocal membership with the Green-Wood Cemetery and a 10 percent discount on yard tours at Brooklyn Navy Yard Center’s BLDG 92
  • 10 percent discount at the BHS shops

Join or renew your membership today!

Advocate $200

Fully tax-deductible

  • Personalized membership cards for two
  • Free unlimited yearly admission for two to both BHS locations (Pierrepont and DUMBO), including the Library & Archives and all exhibitions
  • Invitations to VIP events and exhibition openings
  • Discounted tickets to all public programs
  • Early access to select public programs and lectures
  • Reciprocal member benefits with 170-plus BHS partner museums and historical societies nationwide through the Time-Travelers program
  • Reciprocal membership with the Green-Wood Cemetery and a 10 percent discount on yard tours at Brooklyn Navy Yard Center’s BLDG 92
  • 10 percent discount at the BHS shops
  • 20 percent discount at the BHS shops on special member shopping days
  • Two guest passes for one-time admission

Join or renew your membership today!

Champion $300

$270 is tax-deductible

  • Personalized membership cards for two
  • Free unlimited yearly admission for two to both BHS locations (Pierrepont and DUMBO), including the Library & Archives and all exhibitions
  • Invitations to VIP events and exhibition openings
  • Discounted tickets to all public programs
  • Early access to select public programs and lectures
  • Reciprocal member benefits with 170-plus BHS partner museums and historical societies nationwide through the Time-Travelers program
  • Reciprocal membership with the Green-Wood Cemetery and a 10 percent discount on yard tours at Brooklyn Navy Yard Center’s BLDG 92
  • 10 percent discount at the BHS shops
  • 20 percent discount at the BHS shops on special member shopping days
  • Four guest passes for one-time admission
  • Complimentary member gift from the BHS Pierrepont shop

Join or renew your membership today!

Community Leader $500

$400 is tax-deductible

  • Personalized membership cards for two
  • Free unlimited yearly admission for two to both BHS locations (Pierrepont and DUMBO), including the Library & Archives and all exhibitions
  • Invitations to VIP events and exhibition openings
  • Discounted tickets to all public programs
  • Early access to select public programs and lectures
  • Reciprocal member benefits with 170-plus BHS partner museums and historical societies nationwide through the Time-Travelers program
  • Reciprocal membership with the Green-Wood Cemetery and a 10 percent discount on yard tours at Brooklyn Navy Yard Center’s BLDG 92
  • 10 percent discount at the BHS shops
  • 20 percent discount at the BHS shops on special member shopping days
  • Complimentary member gift from the BHS Pierrepont shop
  • An unlimited number of guests may accompany you at both of our locations (no need to bring a guest pass)
  • Gift of one Family / Partner membership to recipient of your choice

Join or renew your membership today!

President's Circle $1,500

$750 is tax-deductible

  • Personalized membership cards for two
  • Free unlimited yearly admission for two to both BHS locations (Pierrepont and DUMBO), including the Library & Archives and all exhibitions
  • Invitations to VIP events and exhibition openings
  • Discounted tickets to all public programs
  • Early access to select public programs and lectures
  • Reciprocal member benefits with 170-plus BHS partner museums and historical societies nationwide through the Time-Travelers program
  • Reciprocal membership with the Green-Wood Cemetery and a 10 percent discount on yard tours at Brooklyn Navy Yard Center’s BLDG 92
  • 10 percent discount at the BHS shops
  • 20 percent discount at the BHS shops on special member shopping days
  • Complimentary member gift from the BHS Pierrepont shop
  • Gift of one Family / Partner membership to recipient of your choice
  • An unlimited number of guests may accompany you at both of our locations (no need to bring a guest pass)
  • Complimentary private tour for up to ten people (BHS Pierrepont or DUMBO) with a senior curatorial team member
  • Private, one-on-one session with BHS archivist to explore your personal Brooklyn research interests (e.g. genealogy, home research, etc.)

Join or renew your membership today!

Give the gift of a membership today! Purchase a gift membership by emailing [email protected].

All Green-Wood Cemetery members receive unlimited complimentary admission for one to BHS’s exhibition galleries at both the Pierrepont Street and DUMBO locations and Othmer Library, invitations to exhibition openings and preview days, and discounts on BHS merchandise, publications, lectures, and workshops.

Contact Information

To become an member or questions related to membership, contact:

Maggie Davis, Development Coordinator