About HCHS Membership

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Student Membership

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Student Membership ($15)

The following benefits apply to students K-12 and college students with identification.
  • Free research services (copies and postage not included)
  • Free copies of Marriage Licenses if you visit the HCHS Research Library
  • Half-price ($5) copies of Marriage Licenses for mail-in requests
  • Discounted admission to paid HCHS programs and events, including the
  • Holiday Home Tour, Antique Appraisal Fair, Public Programs Series, etc.
  • Free concert tickets available to all members on first come, first serve basis
  • Invitations to annual members only events
  • 10% discount on all publications and gift shop items
  • 15% discount on all HCHS logo items
  • Quarterly newsletter, The Legacy, available in print or via email
  • Monthly e-newsletter

Individual Membership

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Individual Membership ($40)

  • Free research services (copies and postage not included)
  • Free copies of Marriage Licenses if you visit the HCHS Research Library
  • Half-price ($5) copies of Marriage Licenses for mail-in requests
  • Discounted admission to paid HCHS programs and events, including the
  • Holiday Home Tour, Antique Appraisal Fair, Public Programs Series, etc.
  • Free concert tickets available to all members on first come, first serve basis
  • Invitations to annual members only events
  • 10% discount on all publications and gift shop items
  • 15% discount on all HCHS logo items
  • Quarterly newsletter, The Legacy, available in print or via email
  • Monthly e-newsletter

Gift Membership

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Gift Membership (New Memberships Only) ($40)

  • HCHS logo car magnet - a $40 value
  • Choice of a free Arcadia publishing Images of America book - a $20 value
  • A full color 24” X 20” print of and key to Sachse’s Panoramic View of the Scenery on the Patapsco, Ellicott Mills, MD, 1859 – a $15 value.
  • Free research services (copies and postage not included)
  • Free copies of Marriage Licenses if you visit the HCHS Research Library
  • Half-price ($5) copies of Marriage Licenses for mail-in requests
  • Discounted admission to paid HCHS programs and events, including the
  • Holiday Home Tour, Antique Appraisal Fair, Public Programs Series, etc.
  • Free concert tickets available to all members on first come, first serve basis
  • Invitations to annual members only events
  • 10% discount on all publications and gift shop items
  • 15% discount on all HCHS logo items
  • Quarterly newsletter, The Legacy, available in print or via email
  • Monthly e-newsletter

Family Membership

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Family Membership ($60)

The following benefits apply to up to two adults plus all children under 18 in the household.
  • Advance notice of children's education programs.
  • Free research services (copies and postage not included)
  • Free copies of Marriage Licenses if you visit the HCHS Research Library
  • Half-price ($5) copies of Marriage Licenses for mail-in requests
  • Discounted admission to paid HCHS programs and events, including the
  • Holiday Home Tour, Antique Appraisal Fair, Public Programs Series, etc.
  • Free concert tickets available to all members on first come, first serve basis
  • Invitations to annual members only events
  • 10% discount on all publications and gift shop items
  • 15% discount on all HCHS logo items
  • Quarterly newsletter, The Legacy, available in print or via email
  • Monthly e-newsletter

Bronze Membership

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Bronze Membership ($100)

  • One print from our collection
  • Free research services (copies and postage not included)
  • Free copies of Marriage Licenses if you visit the HCHS Research Library
  • Half-price ($5) copies of Marriage Licenses for mail-in requests
  • Discounted admission to paid HCHS programs and events, including the
  • Holiday Home Tour, Antique Appraisal Fair, Public Programs Series, etc.
  • Free concert tickets available to all members on first come, first serve basis
  • Invitations to annual members only events
  • 10% discount on all publications and gift shop items
  • 15% discount on all HCHS logo items
  • Quarterly newsletter, The Legacy, available in print or via email
  • Monthly e-newsletter

Silver Membership

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Silver Membership ($250)

  • Museum wine and cheese tour for five people.
  • Your choice of a framed print from our photo collection
  • Free research services (copies and postage not included)
  • Free copies of Marriage Licenses if you visit the HCHS Research Library
  • Half-price ($5) copies of Marriage Licenses for mail-in requests
  • Discounted admission to paid HCHS programs and events, including the
  • Holiday Home Tour, Antique Appraisal Fair, Public Programs Series, etc.
  • Free concert tickets available to all members on first come, first serve basis
  • Invitations to annual members only events
  • 10% discount on all publications and gift shop items
  • 15% discount on all HCHS logo items
  • Quarterly newsletter, The Legacy, available in print or via email
  • Monthly e-newsletter

Gold Membership

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Gold Membership ($500)

  • Use the Howard County Historical Society Museum for one evening for an event for up to 60 people. (300 dollar fee is waived)
  • Behind-the-scenes wine and cheese evening tour of the museum for ten people led by Executive Director Shawn Gladden.
  • Free research services (copies and postage not included)
  • Free copies of Marriage Licenses if you visit the HCHS Research Library
  • Half-price ($5) copies of Marriage Licenses for mail-in requests
  • Discounted admission to paid HCHS programs and events, including the
  • Holiday Home Tour, Antique Appraisal Fair, Public Programs Series, etc.
  • Free concert tickets available to all members on first come, first serve basis
  • Invitations to annual members only events
  • 10% discount on all publications and gift shop items
  • 15% discount on all HCHS logo items
  • Quarterly newsletter, The Legacy, available in print or via email
  • Monthly e-newsletter

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Did You Know?
Wendell A. Bollman built an iron truss bridge for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad at Savage in 1869.

Our membership special: $65 gets a Family Membership to the Historical Society and a choice of these books (while supplies last): Images of America: Columbia, Ellicott City, Catonsville, or Howard County, or America’s First Factory Town. An $85 value!

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