Membership

Membership with the Douglas County Historical Society is your exclusive ticket to fascinating exhibits, programs, and special events at one of the area’s finest historical institutions.

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Becoming a member is a great opportunity to contribute to the Douglas County Historical Society—a non-profit organization preserving the heritage of Douglas County and encouraging civic engagement by sharing stories of the people and events that have shaped our communities.  Membership funds support school and public programs, exhibitions, and educational resources at the Watkins Museum.  In addition, membership enables you to take advantage of many exclusive benefits.

Please take a closer look at the benefits and opportunities awaiting you at the Watkins Community Museum of History.

To join the Douglas County Historical Society click the "Join Today" button above for a membership form.  If you are interested in the Society’s Corporate Membership Program or if you would like to make an additional contribution to the Watkins Museum, please contact the museum at (785) 841-4109.

Please consult your tax adviser about the tax deductibility of your Museum membership.

Basic Membership

  • Student (with valid student ID)  $15
  • Senior (60+)   $30
  • Individual  $40
  • Household  $60

All basic membership categories receive the following benefits:

  • Discounts on any lectures, trips, classes, camps and other programs for which a fee is charged
  • Subscription to the Douglas County Historical Society newsletter and email updates
  • 10% discount ON ALL BOOKS AND VIDEOS at Watkins Museum Book Store
  • Reciprocal membership to over 250 museums in 41 states (Time Travelers program)

Enhanced Membership

Conservator:  $100–$249

  • Basic membership benefits listed above
  • Your name(s) listed in the annual report (may be waived)
  • Discounted admission for up to 2 additional guests for any lectures, trips, classes, camps and other programs for which a fee is charged

Preservationist:  $250–$499

  • Conservator benefits listed above
  • Two invitations to special events
  • Your name listed on Donor Wall for one year

Patron:  $500–$999

  • Preservationist benefits listed above
  • Four invitations to special events
  • Option to sponsor an object in the collection for one year

Benefactor:  $1000–$2499

  • Patron benefits listed above
  • Six invitations to special events
  • 30% discount on rental fee for a private event at the Watkins Museum (subject to availability)
  • Your name listed as a "Sponsor" for a museum event or program

Fellow:  $2500–$4999

  • Patron benefits listed above
  • Eight invitations to special events
  • 50% discount on rental fee for a private event at the Watkins Museum (subject to availability)
  • Your name listed as a "Supporting Sponsor" for an exhibition or museum program series
  • Private Museum tour with Director for you and your guests

Jabez Watkins Director’s Circle:  $5000+

  • Patron benefits listed above
  • Ten invitations to special events
  • 50% discount on rental fee for a private event at the Watkins Museum (subject to availability)
  • Your name listed as a "Lead Sponsor" for an exhibition or museum program series
  • Private Museum tour with Director for you and your guests
  • Opportunity to have lunch with Museum Director or Curator
Watkins Museum of History
1047 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence , Kansas 66044
Phone (785) 841-4109 • Fax (785) 841-9547
info@watkinsmuseum.org

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