We Want You to be Involved!

When you join the Illinois State Museum Society, you support the Museum’s work—engaging programs, educational exhibitions, cutting-edge research, and the preservation of Illinois’ heritage for generations to come. In return, you receive great benefits and behinid-the-scenes access.

Join today to start experiencing all that the Museum has to offer and to assure that the generations to come can do the same.

Click the Join button on this page for a membership form.

Membership Levels

Individual            $35
Basic benefits for one (1) adult

Family/Household           $60
Basic benefits for two (2) adults

Friend of Society              $100 to $499
Basic benefits for two (2) adults plus two (2) Guest Passes

Curator’s Circle (Sustaining)        $500 to $999
Basic benefits for two (2) adults plus four (4) Guest Passes
Invitation to special event – Cocktails with Curators at the Research & Collections Center

Director’s Circle (Founders Circle)             $1,000+
Basic benefits for two (2) adults plus eight (8) Guest Passes
Invitation to special event – Cocktails with Director at the Research & Collections Center
Dinner with Director (Director’s Circle Only)

Basic Benefits with Membership

    • Free Entrance at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield
    • Members-only preview receptions for new exhibitions
    • Curator-led gallery talks and lectures
    • Behind-the-scenes tours of the Research & Collections Center
    • Discounts for unique field trips and educational programs
    • The Living Museum, our quarterly magazine
    • Members-only communications

The Illinois State Museum Society is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that supports the educational and research programs of the Illinois State Museum System.  The Museum preserves Illinois’ past for Illinois’ future while stimulating discovery, stewardship, and life-long learning about Illinois and the world. 

Your membership contribution is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable of the law.


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