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Individual Membership Individual
$75 ($75 tax deductible)
Unlimited free admission, half-off public program tickets, discounts at the Museum Store and new Museum Restaurant, and more!
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  • Unlimited free admission for one to the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library and DiMenna Children's History Museum
  • Half-price tickets to public programs
  • Ten percent discount at the Museum Store and new Museum Restaurants
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • Membership in Empire State Reciprocal Program
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Dual Membership Dual
$110 ($110 tax deductible)
All the benefits of Individual membership for two at the same residence.
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  • Unlimited free admission for two to the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library and DiMenna Children's History Museum
  • Half-price tickets to public programs
  • Ten percent discount at the Museum Store and new Museum Restaurants
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • Membership in Empire State Reciprocal Program
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Family Membership Family
$150 ($125 tax deductible)
All the benefits of Dual membership, plus:
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  • Unlimited free admission to the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library and DiMenna Children's History Museum for two adults at the same residence and children under the age of 18
  • Complimentary ticket to one Family Program of your choosing
  • Invitation to our family-friendly Thanksgiving Eve event, our Grandparent's Day festivities, and to select Family Programs throughout the year
  • Opportunity to host a birthday party in the DiMenna Children's History Museum
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young friend membership Young Friend
$175 ($125 tax deductible)
The Young Friends of the New-York Historical Society is a special membership group of active young professionals, aged 21 to 45, who share a love of history and New York City. All the benefits of Individual membership, plus:
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  • Exclusive events for young professionals, including curator-led "behind-the-scenes" tours
  • Participation in Young Friends walking tours of historical sites in New York City
  • Invitations to Historic Happy Hours, Young Friend Trivia Nights and Movie Nights
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Friend Membership Friend
$250 ($200 tax deductible)
All the benefits of Family membership, plus:
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  • Two complimentary tickets to a Public or Family Program of your choice, with concierge reservation services through the Membership Office
  • Invitations to additional members-only receptions
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Patron Family Membership Patron Family
$500 ($400 tax deductible)
All the benefits of Friend and Family membership, plus:
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  • Four complimentary tickets to a Public or Family program of your choice, with concierge reservation services through the Membership Office
  • Private tour with a Museum docent (by appointment through the Membership Office)
  • Personal shopping experience at the Museum Store (by appointment through the Membership Office)
  • Two guest passes for admission to the Museum, to share with friends, family, or colleagues
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Benefactor Membership Benefactor
$1000 ($850 tax deductible)
All the benefits of Patron Family membership, plus:
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  • Private tour with a Museum curator (by appointment through the Membership Office)
  • One Family membership to give as a gift
  • Invitations to exclusive behind-the-scenes Family Programs on American History
  • Listing in the New-York Historical Society Annual Report
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Gotham Fellow Membership Gotham Fellow
$2500 ($2300 tax deductible)
All the benefits of Benefactor membership, plus:
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  • Four guest passes for admission to the Museum, to share with friends, family, or colleagues
  • Lunch with New-York Historical Society Senior Historian Kenneth Jackson or Vice President and Senior Art Historian Linda Ferber
  • Invitation to an exclusive Hands-On Family Learning Lab after school on a Monday when the Historical Society is closed to the public
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DiMenna Children's History Museum Family Council Membership DiMenna Children's History Museum Family Council
$1,000; $2,500; $5,000; $10,000
The Family Council and Founder's Council are leadership groups that provide special access to the DiMenna Children's History Museum as well as to the New-York Historical Society collections, exhibitions and library. Exclusive benefits include a variety of enchanting American history programs designed for children ages 4-13. Parents also receive special benefits.
For information on membership call (212) 485-9221 or e-mail dchm@nyhistory.org
Chairmans Council Membership Chairman's Council
$5,000; $10,000; $25,000
The Chairman's Council is dedicated to securing the New-York Historical Society's future as preeminent in American history. Members participate in numerous exclusive events, including the annual Weekend with History. For information call (212) 485-9221 or email chairmainscouncil@nyhistory.org.
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