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Gift Memberships

To give a new or renewed membership as a gift, start by clicking on the membership level of your choice. On the screens that follow, remember to enter your information first, then the information for the recipient of your gift.

When you purchase a gift membership, enter your information first, then the information for the recipient of your gift, which will ensure that your gift is acknowledged.

When you give a gift of a new or renewed membership with the Indiana Historical Society, your recipient will join the thousands of people who are supporting our efforts to preserve, protect and share our rich Hoosier heritage. Our outstanding benefits include:

  • Free admission to the Indiana Experience  – a $7 value per adult visit.
  • 10% off purchases in the Basile History Market.
  • An optional free subscription to Traces – the popular history magazine that takes a modern look at Indiana history – a $28 value!
  • An optional free subscription to THG: Connections – our family history and genealogy magazine – a $10 value!
  • Discounted or free admission to select IHS programs, events and trips.
  • Our award-winning bimonthly member newsletter INPerspective delivered right to your door.
  • 10% discount at the Stardust Terrace Café operated by Hoaglin To Go. 
  • Invitations to member events.
  • Special discount offers throughout the year at other Indiana cultural institutions – including discounted membership opportunities. 
  • Membership benefits at more than 270 organizations and museums nationwide through the Time Travelers program.


* Note: Subscriptions to the Indiana Magazine of History must now be purchased directly at www.indiana.edu/~imaghist or email imaghist@indiana.edu.


Annual Memberships


One year of benefits for one student, 22 or younger with student ID.
$20     Student membership


One year of benefits for one person. 
$50     Individual membership


One year of benefits for two adults and four children or grandchildren, 18 or younger. 
$75     Household membership


One year of benefits at the household level, plus two guests, listing in the annual contributor roll and a complimentary set of Indiana Historical Society notecards.
$100   Sustaining membership


Storytellers Circle Memberships


Receives all benefits of the Sustaining member plus an invitation to the exclusive Living Legends Gala, invitations to select Storytellers Circle events and day trips, and free or discounted admission to many programs and activities, including special exhibits, demonstrations, lectures and presentations.
$250     Benefactor membership

History Patron

Receives all benefits of the Benefactor level plus an invitation to join the members of the Council of 1816 – our most prestigious donor club – for one special event each year; invitation to an intimate, behind-the-scenes tour of our Collections, Conservation Lab and Indiana Experience exhibits; and two complimentary visitor passes.
$500     History Patron membership

Council of 1816

Receives all benefits of the History Patron level plus invitations to special events for Council members and an additional four complimentary visitor passes. 
$1,000     Council of 1816 membership

Annual Fund

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