Because History Matters

Founded in 1804, the New-York Historical Society is the city’s oldest museum.  Members are partners in New-York Historical’s mission to engage a broad range of people in American history through groundbreaking exhibitions, stimulating programs, and educational initiatives that bring history and art to life.

Membership helps New-York Historical care for its priceless collection, present engaging public programs and innovative exhibitions, and serve more than 200,000 New York City students, teachers, and young people each year. Become a Member today - it is only through your support that we can continue making history matter.

Core Membership Benefits:

  • Free Museum Admission
  • Discount on two public and family program tickets, available before general public
  • Invitations to Members-only events, such as exhibition openings and special tours
  • Invitation to join the Frederick Douglass Council
  • Membership in the History Book Club
  • Discounted tickets for gallery and walking tours
  • Invitation to the Member Appreciation Breakfast
  • 10% off at the NYHistory Store, Parliament Espresso and Coffee Bar, and Storico restaurant
  • Empire State Museums Reciprocal Program


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