Why Become a Member of The Great Lakes Historical Society?

Joining The Great Lakes Society as a member allows you to share a commitment to our mission: to preserve and make known the important history of the U. S. and Canadian Great Lakes.We accomplish this mission by publishing Inland Seas, the finest quarterly journal dedicated to Great Lakes history in the world! We also operate the National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo, Ohio. Also at our facility in Vermilion is our Clarence S. Metcalf Great Lakes Maritime Research Library and our Peachman Lake Erie Shipwreck Research Center. These activities and facilities make The Great Lakes Historical Society the premier organization dedicated to preserving the history of the Great Lakes! Another great reason to join The Great Lakes Historical Society is for the membership benefits! As a member of our organization, you are entitled to a fantastic membership benefit package as outlined below.

Membership Levels and Benefits

Museum only Membership

Grandparent Museum Member $40.00

Senior Individual $22.00

Individual $25.00

Senior Couple $30.00

Couple $35.00

Family $44.00

Our newest addition Grandparent Museum Member is two adults and their grandchildren under the age of 18.
Benefits – free entrance to the museum for Individual – 1 person, Couple – 2 people, Family – Two adults and children under 18 living at home.
Free admission to certain special events (i.e. boat show)
10% discount in the museum gift shop
10% discount on fee based education programs
“What’s Happening at the Museum” e-mails

Inland Seas Membership

Benefits include all above, plus 1 year subscription to Inland Seas as well as a Great Lakes Ships calendar.

Senior Couple $45.00

Int. Senior Couple $51.00 (US)

Individual $54.00

Family $60.00

Int. Family $70.00 (US)

International Individual $64.00 (US)

Contributing $100.00

All previous benefits to family membership, plus 2 guest passes/year, recognition in Inland Seas, 2 free guided tours, free entrance at CAMM reciprocal museums.

Benefactor $200.00

All previous benefits, plus an additional 3 (total 5) guest passes/year, additional 3 (total 5) free guided tours, discount on after hours facility rental

Patron $500.00

All previous benefits, plus an additional 5 (total 10) guest passes/year, additional 5 (total 10) free guided tours, one overnight dock rental at the Skyway Marina.

Lifetime $5,000.00

Corporate Sponsorship

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