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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.
This holiday season, what do you get for the person who has everything?
The gift of History!
A Detroit Historical Society gift membership wraps more than 300 years of Detroit’s legends and lore, stories and symbols, and tragedies and triumphs into a package Detroit enthusiasts and local history lovers will cherish all year.
As a special holiday bonus, any purchase of a gift membership of Collector Level or above will include our exclusive Detroit Historical Society ornament from Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland.
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.
- Geared for students and researchers, this web-based membership provides access to the Detroit Historical Society online database of high-resolution digital images.
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
Collector level benefits plus:
- Ability to purchase up to three (3) additional discounted tickets to all Society programs and tours
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
Patron level benefits plus:
- Complimentary one-year gift membership at the Ambassador level for one of your family, friend or business contacts
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
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)