There's more to love as a History Center member!

As a member, you'll join a community of fellow history lovers and unlock special access to the History Center through exhibitions, programs, research, and more. We're all about celebrating who we are and how we are connected!

Membership Matters

There are several ways to get involved with the History Center. Just scroll down and select the membership option that's right for you! Our memberships are rolling, so your membership will be good for 12 months from the time you sign up. Members make our work possible!


Unique Benefits for Silver Members and Above:

We're proud members of the Museum Travel Alliance (MTA). This partnership brings you access to dozens of incredible behind-the-scenes journeys in sublime art destinations, all led by world-renowned curators and scholars.

The Museum Travel Alliance (MTA) offers its members and supporters access to extraordinary trips led by curators, scholars, and other experts. During journeys to fascinating, historically rich destinations around the globe, go behind the scenes at museums, mingle with local artists, and admire private collections. Travel on elegant ships and luxury trains. On all of our unique, high-end trips, enjoy traveling in the company of members from a number of museums and cultural institutions.

Coming up on the Museum Travel Alliance Schedule:

October 10 2023 – October 18 2023 : Sicily By Sail: Round-Trip Valletta Aboard Sea Cloud II

October 28 2023 – November 3 2023 : Cuba: Art, Culture & History In Support of the Cuban People

History Center Co-sponsored Trips in 2024 and 2025:

April 12 – April 21, 2024: The Magic of Portugal: Garden Delights & Artistic Treasures

March 16 – March 23, 2025 : Paris: Fitzgerald & The Great Gatsby


History Center members also receive automatic ROAM benefits. The History Center is a proud member of ROAM (Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums). See the list of participating museums nationwide.

Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums    Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums


New History Center Corporate Memberships give local businesses added value from the History Center and provide "gift" memberships to award to clients, patrons, or staff. For more information on corporate memberships, please contact Lisa Frey, Director of Development at or 847.234.5253.


Membership levels

Individual membership

Individual Membership


"I want to know everything there is about the history of my community."

Family membership

Household Membership


“History Center events make for a great date night or family outing.”

Silver membership

Silver Membership


“There are so many different programs to choose from.”

Gold membership

Gold Membership


“Sitting down with the Executive Director gives me the opportunity to get an inside look at the organization and provide input.”

Platinum membership

Platinum Membership


“The ability to book on-demand tours for me and my out-of-town guests is a real perk.”

Titanium membership

Titanium Membership


“As a world traveler, the Travel Alliance benefit opens unique doors for exclusive cultural experiences!”

Corporate Memberships

Corporate Memberships

$500 / $1,000

Take advantage of new History Center Corporate Memberships—receive great perks for you and your staff and clients!