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Members are the foundation of the State Historical Society of Missouri. Your passion for Missouri breathes life into our state's history through inspiring lectures, thriving research centers across the state, increased online accessibility to collections, and engaging workshops. Together, we unite people from all walks of life through a common thread: a love of Missouri and a passion for its history and culture.

Your support provides more than just preservation of historic materials; it brings the unique heritage of Missouri and its people to life for audiences worldwide.

"If I have a general message to others about giving their time or their financial support to SHSMO it would be this: know that what you are supporting is worthwhile, not only for enriching yourself, but for the public good." –Sharon Kinney Hanson, volunteer

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Membership Benefits

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

Individual $40, International-Digital $40, International $60, Student /Teacher Membership $25

Household /Organization Membership $60

Contributing Membership $100

Supporting Membership $150

Sustaining Membership $250

Patron Membership $500

Corporate/Institutional Membership $500

George Caleb Bingham Society $1,000

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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!


The State Historical Society of Missouri is committed to nonprofit accountability and has received the GuideStar Participant Seal of Transparency. Our financial statements are audited annually by a professional third party auditing firm and are made available for public review.

The State Historical Society of Missouri is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult your tax advisor regarding the total deductibility of your gift.


Please contact us at 573.882.7083 or by email at for more information about giving.