Membership Just Got Better

MHS is pleased to announce our new and improved membership benefits! Starting now, members will have access to some new perks. Some of these new benefits include free or discounted admission to programs, guest passes to the MHS campus with a Contributor level membership or higher, and discounts on space rental for Supporter level members.

Being a member is about so much more than perks. Your gift of membership helps preserve Maine history and sustain the team of librarians, museum curators, and educators who are dedicated to bringing Maine history to life, making it meaningful, relevant, and accessible.

Support from our community has never been so important and we hope you will enjoy these new membership benefits – we cannot do it without you. Thank you!

13778_Group of Friends
Friends at Squirrel Island, 1895. Maine Memory Network #13778



  • Free admission to the Wadsworth-Longfellow House, a National Historic Landmark
  • Free admission to the changing exhibitions in the MHS Museum
  • Free or discounted admission to lectures, workshops, and other special events
  • Invitations to exclusive members-only events including holiday parties, exhibition openings, and annual gatherings

SHOPPING discounts


  • One year subscription to Maine History, the only publication dedicated to scholarly research on Maine history
  • One year subscription to the MHS newsletter
  • Weekly e-Connection linking you with online exhibits, news, and events


  • Unlimited use of the Brown Research Library
  • Unlimited on-campus access to databases such as Library Edition, Sanborn Digital Maps of Maine, HeritageQuest Online, and
  • 10% discount on fee-based research services through the Brown Research Library
  • Use of non flash digital cameras in the Brown Research Library
  • Remote access to MHS databases as they become available online—including the Maine History journal—fully text-searchable and available for download


  • The satisfaction of supporting the effort to preserve Maine history for generations to come


Individual $40

  • Benefits as listed above

Student $20

Available for students with school ID

  • Benefits as listed above

Family $50

Membership for two people in one household

  • Benefits as listed above

Contributor $75

  • Benefits of the Family Level PLUS
  • Two guest passes to the Wadsworth-Longfellow House and MHS Museum

Friend $100

  • Benefits of the Family Level PLUS
  • Free admission and other reciprocal benefits to hundreds of museums nationwide through the Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM)
  • Four guest passes to the Wadsworth-Longfellow House and MHS Museum
  • Named recognition in the MHS Annual Report

Supporter $250

  • Benefits of the Friend Level PLUS
  • Six guest passes to the Wadsworth-Longfellow House and MHS Museum
  • 10% discount on space rental for your private event, meeting, or party

Advisor $500

  • All benefits of the $250 Supporter Level PLUS
  • Private tour of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House for you and up to six guests (by appointment)

To become a member, renew, or give the gift membership to someone, visit us online or call Jen Blodgett at Maine Historical Society at 207-774-1822 ext. 216.

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