Buy or Renew Your Membership

Join today! As a Detroit Historical Society member, you’ll enjoy a number of exciting benefits based on your level. And becoming a member – or renewing your membership – has never been easier! Simply click the button for the desired membership level, and fill out the required fields on the register page.

Interested in joining one of our affinity groups? The option to add our affinity groups will be available when purchasing your membership.

If you are a current member renewing your Detroit Historical Society membership, please make sure that you’re logged in to the website to receive your discounted rate.


Gift Membership Packages start as low as $45 and include:

✳ A one-year membership to the Detroit Historical Society

✳ A beautiful holiday ornament featuring an image from our collection of Detroit’s legendary Ice Fountain

✳ Introductory information on all the Society and its Museums have to offer 

Please Note: Orders must be placed by Tuesday, December 17th to guarantee Christmas mail delivery. In person pick up is also available.


Membership levels


Researcher $25.00
  • Geared for students and researchers, this web-based membership provides access to the Detroit Historical Society online database of high-resolution digital images.

Purchase/Renew Researcher Membership

Collector $45.00

Researcher level benefits plus:

  • Subscription to Making History quarterly newsletter
  • Free parking when visiting the Detroit Historical Museum
  • 10% discount at our museum stores
  • Reciprocal membership at over 200 historical museums across the country
  • Discounted ticket for the cardholding member to all Society programs and tours

Purchase/Renew Collector Membership

Ambassador $65.00

Collector level benefits plus:

  • Ability to purchase up to three (3) additional discounted tickets to all Society programs and tours

Purchase/Renew Ambassador Membership

Patron $150.00

Ambassador level benefits plus:

  • Free ticket for two (2) people to one Behind the Scenes tour per membership year (subject to availability)
  • One annual subscription to Michigan History Magazine

Purchase/Renew Patron Membership

Benefactor $300.00

Patron level benefits plus:

  • Complimentary one-year gift membership at the Ambassador level for one of your family, friend or business contacts

Purchase/Renew Benefactor Membership

Historian $500.00

Benefactor level benefits plus:

  • Reduced Rates for museum facility rentals and group tours
  • Private VIP guided-tour of the Detroit Historical Museum or the Dossin Great Lakes Museum for you and up to five (5) guests

Purchase/Renew Historian Membership

Cobblestone $1,000

Historian Benefits plus:

  • Recognition as a Cobblestone Member in the Society’s Annual Report
  • Commemorative display cobblestone
  • Invitations to exclusive Society donor events
  • Invitation to one exclusive tour of the Collections Resource Center (offered twice yearly)

Purchase/Renew Cobblestone Membership