Become a Museum Member!

There has never been a better time to become a member of The History Museum. Memberships offer benefits like free admission, invitations

to exclusive members-only events, discounts on programs, and much more!


The History Museum is the second oldest historical society in Indiana, and for over 150 years, we have collected local history. Through your support as members, we can continue doing what we do best-preserving the past! Plus, museum membership offers a unique way to connect with history.


UPGRADE TO A CAMPUS MEMBERSHIP! The History Museum and the Studebaker National Museum are neighbors. We are so close that we share an admissions desk! We offer the unique opportunity to purchase a Campus level membership, good for BOTH museums! All benefits are included with Campus memberships. Check out Studebaker National Museum here.

Benefits of Membership
  • Free museum admission all year long
  • Discounts on events and programs
  • Invitation to members-only events, like Member’s Night at Four Winds Field and exhibit opening parties.
  • 10% discount at The Museum Boutique
  • 10% discount on facility rentals
  • Guest passes

Senior/Individual—2 single use passes

Senior Dual/Dual/Family—4 single use passes

Premium levels—2 guests every visit (Pioneer/Silver/Explorer/Gold)

4 guests every visit (Founder/Platinum)

  • Yesterday’s News, our quarterly newsletter
  • Free or discounted admission at more than 350 history museums nationwide through the Time Travelers program.
How to Purchase or Renew a Membership
Purchase online by clicking the buttons located below.

Print an Application
Click Here to print a membership application. Complete the application and mail to: The History Museum, 808 W. Washington St., South Bend, IN 46601

Contact Us
Contact Shelby DeJong, Membership Coordinator, at or 574-235-9664, ext. 238

In Person
Speak to a Visitor Services staff member on your next visit to the museum.
Premium Memberships
Let's Hit the Road!

As a member of The History Museum, you receive free or discounted admission at more than 350 history museums nationwide through the Time Travelers program. Simply show your membership card from The History Museum and ask for the Time Travelers special discount. Free parking, gift shop discounts, and other special offers are also offered.


 Click here

to see a complete list of participating museums.

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