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
  • Free admission to our Lunch Lecture Series events
  • 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
  • Access to our entire research database via the Membership Portal on the HCHS website

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
  • Free admission to our Lunch Lecture Series events
  • 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
  • Access to our entire research database via the Membership Portal on the HCHS website

Family Membership

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Family Membership ($60)

Family membership includes all benefits of Individual Membership to be applied to 2 adults plus all children under 18 in one household.

Bronze Membership

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Bronze Membership ($100)

Bronze Membership includes all benefits of Family Membership plus
  • One free admission to one of our EC History Walking Tours ($18 value per ticket)
  • One color print of the Martenet 1860 map, “Map of Howard County, Maryland: Drawn Entirely from Actual Surveys”
  • One color print of the Sachse map, circa 1859, “Panoramic View of the Scenery on the Patapsco”

Silver Membership

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Silver Membership ($250)

Silver Membership includes all benefits of Bronze Membership plus
  • One free admission to our History Bus Tours ($60 value per ticket)
  • The book, “Patapsco: Life along Maryland's Historic River Valley” by Alison Kahn
  • The book, “Jim Clark: Soldier, Farmer, Legislator. A Memoir by James Clark, Jr.”

Gold Membership

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Gold Membership ($500)

Gold Membership includes all benefits of Silver Membership plus
  • Use the Howard County Historical Society Museum for one evening for an event (3 hours maximum) for up to 60 people at no charge
  • The book, “Farms Never to be Forgotten: A Glimpse into the Changing Pastoral Landscape of Howard County, Maryland: Paintings, Prose & Poetry” by Shyami Codippily

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Did You Know?
The Enchanted Forest, a storybook park in Ellicott City, opened in 1955, one month before Disneyland opened in California.

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