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Become a Member Today!

Enjoy and support Connecticut’s history!

Join others who value what we learn from the past! Purchase memberships online or in person at our Welcome Desk.

For all memberships, except for Historical Societies and libraries, benefits include:

  • Membership is valid for twelve months
  • Unlimited free admission to the CHS Museum, Library and Waterman Research Center
  • Two guest passes annually for all facilities
  • Unlimited free admission to Connecticut’s Old State House in Hartford
  • Two for one admission to all Connecticut Landmarks properties
  • Half-price admission to Hill-Stead Museum
  • Subscription to Making History
  • Use of the paid databases that the CHS subscribes to while in the Waterman Research Center including Ancestry Library Edition, American Ancestors, Fold3, (Northeast coverage), and ProQuest (Historical Hartford Courant and New York Times)
  • Invitations to exhibition openings, book talks, workshops, lectures, family programs, off-site programs, the annual meeting, and other member only events
  • Discount on CHS Store purchases and photocopies

For gift memberships, please enter the recipient’s name and address in the notes field at check out.

Upgrade to a Premier Level membership and take advantage of the NARM Pass Program

CHS Premier Level members (starting at $150) participate in the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Pass Program. The NARM sticker on your CHS membership card grants you free or reduced admission to more than 1,000 museums in the U.S. and Canada. For a full list of participating museums, please visit

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Individual, Individual Senior (65+), Individual Student, Individual Out-Of-State, Household, Household Senior (65+), Household Student, Household Out-Of-State, Henry Barnard Circle, Thomas Day Circle, Ellen Larned Circle, Life Membership Individual, Life Membership Couple, Historical Society, Public Library