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Membership to the California Historical Society provides essential funding for programs, exhibitions, publications, education, and preservation. We hope you will join us in fulfilling CHS’s mission of engaging and empowering people to make history a meaningful part of their contemporary lives.


I would like to join or renew as a/an     at   $ 35.00

Want regular access to CHS galleries without purchasing a membership?

CHS’s new annual Gallery Pass includes:

▶ free entry for the Pass holder and one guest to California Historical Society exhibitions
▶ 10% off any purchase at the CHS bookstore

At $35 a year, this is a great option for those who want to regularly visit CHS’s galleries with friends or family and make purchases at CHS’s bookstore without becoming full CHS members. A spouse, partner, or relative who shares the same address can be made a secondary cardholder and added to the pass, free of charge.* One price, two passes.

*The second cardholder must share the same address as the primary account holder.

**Gallery Passes are not part of CHS's member program. If you would like to get free access to CHS programs and members-only events, consider joining as a member at the Advocate level or above.



Your contribution is tax deductible.