Join the Smithsonian Council for American History

Membership Opportunities
and Benefits

Collectors of American History: $1,000

  • Invitation to exhibition opening events and other special programs
  • Reserved seating at select public events
  • Acknowledgement in the Museum's e-newsletter upon joining the Council and again with each annual renewal

Preservers of American History: $2,500
  • All Collector benefits, plus:
  • Annual invitation for you and a guest to an exclusive cocktail party where you will meet the Director and other Council members and engage with the Museum's vast collections
  • Recognition in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution

Ambassadors of American History: $5,000
  • All Preserver benefits, plus:
  • Unique access to the Museum's collections through small-group tours with world-renowned curators and behind-the-scenes visits, offered twice per year

Guardians of American History: $10,000
  • All Ambassador benefits, plus:
  • Invitation to an annual breakfast with the Museum's Director, where you will learn about recent acquisitions, new exhibitions, and plans for the future

Stewards of American History: $25,000 and above
  • All of the above, plus:
  • Annual invitation for you and a guest to join the Museum's Advisory Board at an intimate dinner featuring a notable historian or other distinguished guest speaker
  • Visible recognition within the Museum for the duration of your membership

One-time donation:

$1,000 (Collector)
$2500 (Preserver)
$5,000 (Ambassador)
$10,000 (Guardian)
$25,000 (Steward)

In Honor Of...

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