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Membership Levels & Benefits


Individual, Couple, Household, and Lifetime Memberships

  • Free admission to the  Museum
  • Complimentary Research Requests (copying & image fee still apply)
  • 4-Issue subscription to the McHenry County Historical Society's local history magazine, The Tracer, and our monthly e-newsletter to keep you abreast of upcoming events & information
  • Reduced rates for special programs
  • Members save 10%  on Museum Store purchases
  • Two complimentary guest passes for you to share with family, friends, or neighbors
  • Access to the Time Travelers program – A reciprocal benefits membership network for historical museums, sites, and societies throughout the United States

If you are renewing your Individual or Household Membership, use this link:   

To start your Individual or Household Membership, use this link:

If you wish to join by mail, Download and Print our Membership Brochure.


Gift Memberships

Gift members enjoy the same benefits as individual and household members. 

No matter whom you're shopping for, a McHenry County Historical Society gift membership will fit perfectly! Once we receive your completed Gift Membership form, we'll send your recipient a decorative membership packet with their membership card and a letter letting them know you've gifted them a membership to the McHenry County Historical Society.

If you wish to purchase a gift membership, Download, Print, and Mail the Gift Membership brochure.


Governmental Memberships

  • Free year-round admission for your residents
  • Complimentary Research about your Municipality or Township (copying & image fee still apply)
  • 4-Issue subscription to the McHenry County Historical Society's local history magazine, The Tracer, and our monthly e-newsletter to keep you abreast of upcoming events & information
  • Turnkey curated content for use in your resident newsletter, website, or social media channels to remind residents of events and programs
  • Four complimentary passes for you to share with your staff

If you are renewing your Governmental Membership, use this link:  

If you wish to renew by mail, Download, print, and mail a Governmental Renewal slip

To start your new governmental Membership, use this link: