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The State Historical Society of Missouri (SHSMO) exists to help you explore your place in history. The vast collections of genealogical resources, photographs, city and county histories, manuscripts, and newspapers held here tell your story.

If you would like to make a gift of membership, please click here.

Membership Benefits

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Benefits accumulate — each level includes items from the preceding level.

Membership Benefits

Individual $30, International $40, Student /Teacher Membership $25

Household /Organization Membership $50

  • Special rates are extended to include two people
    Ideal for families and groups such as libraries, historical societies, and educational institutions. For a personalized partnership, see the Corporate/Institutional Membership below.

Contributing Membership $75

  • One complimentary workshop

Supporting Membership $125

  • One additional complimentary workshop
  • Microfilm loans sent directly to your address

Sustaining Membership $250

  • Guided tour of collections with librarian
  • Guided tour of gallery with art curator

Patron Membership $500

  • Two hours complimentary research assistance
  • Complimentary microfilm loans
  • Behind-the-scenes tour with art curator
    This level provides for a sustaining collection over time.

Corporate/Institutional Membership $500

  • Benefits include a presentation by a SHSMO speaker and a technical support visit from SHSMO staff

George Caleb Bingham Society $1,000

  • Annual premium
  • Invitations to exclusive events and receptions

1898 Society recognizes planned gift and estate donors as well as those who make endowment gifts of $5,000 or more.

Support the Society: Become a member today!

Not sure which membership to choose? Please call the office at 800.747.6366.

New members: You will receive an email when you sign up that will include instructions on how to take advantage of your membership discount while your membership is being processed. Be sure to watch your email!