HSWV Membership Support

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For more information, e-mail admin@vahistorymuseum.org or call 540-982-5465

Membership support helps us to care for our priceless collection, made fully accessible to the public, and provides us with the funding for educational programs that serve area students each year. Become a member of the  Historical Society of Western Virginia today. It’s only through our partnership with history and photography enthusiasts like you that we’re able to continue making western Virginia the “Crossroads of History”

Option 1: Historical Society Membership  M
embers receive the following benefits:

Complimentary admission to the History Museum of Western Virginia and the O. Winston Link Museum, and to all gallery and exhibit openings


Complimentary copy of the History Journal from Kegley Publications

Discounts for special events, classes, and trips

10 percent discount in Museum Shop

15 percent discount on facility rentals

Annual opportunity to purchase 8 guest tickets for $25 upon renewal

Option 2: Museum Membership 

Members receive the following benefits:

Complimentary admission to the museum and to gallery and exhibit openings

10% off all purchases in Museum Shop


Discounts for special events, classes, and trips

Free admission to lectures

Opportunity to purchase 4 guest tickets for $15 upon renewal

What our Members are saying

“I find myself taking friends and family to visit the O. Winston Link Museum. So many wonderful reactions to the place and great memories! I just love the downtown locations, the stunning artistry of Winston Link and exhibits always stimulate, and interest!”
Katherine Watts, member since 1996

“My husband and I just love the different lectures each month, there seems to always be something new and exciting happening at the museum each month”
Natalie Norris, member since 2002

History matters!

The Historical Society of Western Virginia is our region’s collective memory, foremost storyteller and the largest private institution in our area assembling, preserving, and sharing our heritage. We have been helping people make a meaningful connection to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing the stories of southwestern Virginia and the nation since 1957. Whether it’s a grandfather researching his family tree, a community saving a treasured landmark, a scholar seeking a rare artifact, or a mom planning a fun family outing, the History Museum is dedicated to helping them all find the answers to their questions about history.

The History Museum and The O. Winston Link Museum present traveling and changing exhibits which highlight topics and events of regional interest. They offer both in-museum and outreach hands-on educational programs to thousands of school children annually. For adults there are tours to historic sites and lectures by speakers on topics of historical interest.

Our outstanding educational programs, research, conservation, publications, exhibitions, as well as our Digital Collections Project advance our mission and make the past accessible to people of all ages.

We need your support to help continue and to grow these valuable programs. Your annual gift helps underwrite the day-to-day operations of the Society as we steward our heritage which captures the great American experience. Our work ensures that the culture and traditions of our region will not be forgotten. Your gift will help keep it alive!

Please help us to continue this work with your tax-deductible contribution. You may donate securely online or for more information e-mail admin@vahistorymuseum.org or call 540.982.5465