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ISM Members and Donors -

  Join the Illinois State Museum Society  


Join on‑line now here or download an application form in PDF format here.

Join the Illinois State Museum Society and experience the many dynamic offerings related to Illinois’ natural and cultural heritage. Your membership also supports the educational and research programs of the Illinois State Museum. Benefits of membership:

INVITATIONS
  • Exhibit openings
  • Receptions
  • Behind-the-scenes tours
  • Special events and programs
DISCOUNTS
  • Museum Stores - Springfield and Dickson Mounds
  • Artisans Shops - Chicago and Rend Lake
  • Double holiday discount
  • Children’s classes and adult workshops
  • Travel opportunities and tours
  • Time Traveler program benefits (See www.mohistory.org/)
  • 10% off all on-line publication purchases
SUBSCRIPTIONS
  • The Living Museum quarterly magazine
  • Impressions quarterly newsletter

The Museum Society is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership. Unique membership opportunities are offered statewide through Illinois State Museum Sites.

  • Illinois State Museum Society ~ Springfield
  • Friends of Dickson Mounds Museum ~ Lewiston
  • Friends of the Chicago Gallery ~ Chicago
  • Friends of the Lockport Gallery ~ Lockport
  • Friends of Illinois Artisans ~ Chicago and Southern Illinois

The Illinois State Museum Society is a member of Community Shares Illinois.


  Donate to the Illinois State Museum Society  

The 1877 Fund, named after the year the museum was founded, provides critical support that lays a strong foundation for the future. This annual fund makes possible many important projects that are not supported through the state budget.

Donate on-line here or mail your check to
Illinois State Museum Society
1877 Fund
502 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62706-5000

WHY DONATE?

The 1877 Fund makes it possible to:
  • Acquire natural and cultural treasures for the collections
  • Conserve important objects
  • Create special exhibitions
  • Enhance educational offerings
  • Produce technical and popular publications
  • Develop exhibit catalogs
  • Offer student internships
  • Promote Museum offerings
  • Support research and new discoveries
  • Develop online exhibits

Contributions to the 1877 fund are fully tax deductible.

BENEFITS AND PRIVILEGES

All donors -
  • Recognition in Impressions and annual report
  • Subscription to The Living Museum quarterly magazine
Donors $50 and above -
  • All of the above privileges plus
  • Invitation to behind-the-scenes open house at the Museum’s Research and Collection Center
Donors $250 and above -
  • All of the above privileges plus
  • Name listed on the annual wall of recognition in the lobby
  • Invitation to special donor recognition event
Donors $1000 and above -
  • All of the above privileges plus
  • Invitation to distinctive Founders Circle event with Museum Director and curators
  • VIP invitation to opening receptions and special events
  • Recognition as a member of Founders Circle on annual wall of recognition

Donate on-line here or mail your check to
Illinois State Museum Society
1877 Fund
502 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62706-5000




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