Be a Member/Donor

Membership

Join, renew, or give as a gift!

Membership provides an opportunity for a deeper connection with Portsmouth’s impressive legacy of history, arts, and culture.

  • Free Admission to the Academy Galleries and the John Paul Jones House Museum & Garden
  • Discounted Admission to signature events, programs and lectures
  • Special Invitations to members-only events including exhibition opening galas
  • Member Discounts in our fantastic museum shop
  • Free or Discounted Tickets for our popular historic Portsmouth walking tours

Sustaining members making a monthly gift will receive the additional benefit of free or discounted admission to more than 1,100 museums in North America through the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM)

Membership Benefits

Portsmouth expert Richard M. Candee giving one of his specialty Historic Preservation Tours
Our Shop features books by local authors and our own Portsmouth Marine Society Press! Photo by Raya on Assignment
Free admission to the John Paul Jones House
The Members’ Opening Gala is your exclusive chance to see the exhibitions first! Photo by Raya on Assignment
Get access to exclusive tours with curators! Photo by Raya on Assignment
Get 10% off every day in store and online at our Museum Shop! Plus, special double discount days every year! Photo by Raya on Assignment
Get discounted tickets to special programs, lectures, and opportunities to meet the artists!

Friend $50 or Family (2 adults) $75

  • One Complimentary local history book (new member/donors only)
  • 10% Museum Shop discount, plus annual double discount days
  • Free admission to the John Paul Jones House and six guest passes
  • Free or discounted admission to programs, lectures, and tours
  • Invitation to an exclusive Annual Members’ Exhibition Opening Gala

Supporter $125
Sustaining Supporter $15/mo*

  • All of the above
  • Two complimentary single-use passes for our daily walking tours

Contributor $250
Sustaining Contributor $25/mo*

  • All of the above
  • Two additional daily walking tour passes (4 total)

Benefactor $500
Sustaining Benefactor $50/mo*

  • All of the above
  • Two complimentary single-use passes for a specialty walking tour
  • Two complimentary tickets to our exclusive Annual Members’ Exhibition Opening Gala
  • One gratis copy of the Portsmouth Marine Society Press annual publication
  • Four tickets to a Private Curator’s Tour for an exhibition of choice
  • Invitation to a VIP Behind-the-Scenes Exhibition Preview Event
  • Invitation to a private art or history-related tour of a regional museum or art studio

Patron $1,000
Sustaining Patron $100/mo*

  • All of the above
  • Two additional daily walking tour passes (6 total)
  • Two additional specialty walking tour passes (4 total)
  • Two additional tickets to a Private Curator’s Tour (6 total)
  • Invitation for two to a Champagne Reception with Portsmouth Historical Society’s executive director

Champion $2,500
Sustaining Champion $250/mo*

  • All of the above
  • Two additional daily walking tour passes (8 total)
  • Two additional specialty walking tour passes (6 total)
  • Two additional tickets to the exclusive Annual Members’ Exhibition Opening Gala (4 total)
  • One additional copy of the Portsmouth Marine Society Press annual publication (2 total)
  • Two additional tickets to a Private Curator’s Tour (8 total)

Steward $5,000
Sustaining Steward $500/mo*

  • All of the above
  • Two additional specialty walking tour passes (8 total)
  • Two additional exclusive Annual Members’ Exhibition Opening Gala (6 total)
  • One additional copy of the Portsmouth Marine Society Press annual publication (3 total)
  • Four additional Private Curator’s Tour tickets (12 total)

*Sustaining members making a monthly gift will receive the additional benefit of free or discounted admission to more than 1,100 museums in North America through the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM)


Make a Gift to Our Annual Fund

The Portsmouth Historical Society is able to work towards its goals thanks to the support of generous individual donors. We welcome all levels of donation; one-time gifts, monthly donations, the establishment of a matching gifts program, gifts of stock, and bequests.

We couldn’t do it without you!

For more information, call (603) 570-2492.