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Core Membership Benefits

  • Free Museum admission
  • Special Members-only hours for exclusive access to select exhibitions
  • Advance notification and ticket sales for our public program series
  • Opportunity to purchase up to two discounted tickets per public program, gallery tour, or walking tour. (Based on availability)
  • Invitation to the annual Member Appreciation Event
  • Invitations to History Book Club meetings
  • Invitation to participate in the Spotlight Series: a 10-week virtual course
  • Access to live, Members-only digital programs like Curator Confidential
  • 10% off at the NYHistory Store, Parliament Espresso and Coffee Bar, and Storico restaurant
  • Access to the Empire State Museums Reciprocal Programing tour

Core Membership Benefits

  • Free Museum admission
  • Special Members-only hours for exclusive access to select exhibitions
  • Advance notification and ticket sales for our public program series
  • Opportunity to purchase up to two discounted tickets per public program, gallery tour, or walking tour. (Based on availability)
  • Invitation to the annual Member Appreciation Event
  • Invitations to History Book Club meetings
  • Invitation to participate in the Spotlight Series: a 10-week virtual course
  • Access to live, Members-only digital programs like Curator Confidential
  • 10% off at the NYHistory Store, Parliament Espresso and Coffee Bar, and Storico restaurant
  • Access to the Empire State Museums Reciprocal Programing tour

Membership Levels

  • Individual

    $100 Tax Deductible

    All core benefits for one

    $100
  • Senior

    $85 Tax Deductible

    All core benefits for one, ages 65 and up

    $85
  • Educator

    $85 Tax Deductible

    All core benefits for one, with a valid Educator ID

    $85
  • Dual

    $135 Tax Deductible

    All core benefits for two, plus:

    $135
  • Family

    $135 Tax Deductible

    All Dual-level benefits, plus:

    $160
  • Young Friend

    $175 Tax Deductible

    For young professionals; includes all Dual-level benefits, plus:

    $175
  • Friend

    $200 Tax Deductible

    All Family-level benefits, plus:

    $250
  • Patron

    $400 Tax Deductible

    All Friend-level benefits, plus:

    $500
  • Benefactor

    $850 tax deductible

    All Patron-level benefits, plus:

    $1,000
  • Gotham Fellow

    $2,300 tax deductible

    All Benefactor-level benefits, plus:

    $2,500
  • Chairman's Council Member

    $5,400 tax deductible

    $6,000
  • Chairman's Council Vice Chair

    $11,300 tax deductible

    All benefits of the Chairman's Council Member level, plus:

    $12,000
  • Chairman's Council Co-chair

    $24,200 tax deductible

    All benefits at the Vice Chair level, plus:

    $25,000

Chairman's Council

Chairman's Council

Meet and learn from some of today’s most prominent historians, attend VIP events, and receive complimentary tickets to all of New-York Historical's groundbreaking public programs.

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Member Events

Members enjoy exclusive access to special events like Members-only breakfasts; exhibition opening receptions; guided tours; unique remote programs with scholars, experts, and Museum professionals; and much more.

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Member Events

Members enjoy exclusive access to special events like Members-only breakfasts; exhibition opening receptions; guided tours; unique remote programs with scholars, experts, and Museum professionals; and much more.

View Member Event Calendar

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Additional Resources

Digital Membership Cards

Attention Members! We’re transitioning from physical cards to digital cards.

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Our Funders

New-York Historical recognizes the elected officials, government agencies, and individuals helping to advance our mission

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Disclosure Statement

New-York Historical's Solicitation Disclosure Statement

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Planned Giving Advisory Council

A list of members on our planned giving advisory council

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