Every year the Matheson strives to preserve our county’s history, present original and thought-provoking exhibits and programs, be an accessible resource for the community, and ensure the future of the 1867 Matheson House, which turns 150 years old this year. We could do none of these things without the support of our members and we are grateful for each of you!

What does your membership support?

  • Continued care of the 1867 Matheson House and its furnishings and artifacts
  • Equipping the new Library & Archives Building
  • Permanent and temporary exhibits
  • Collections care
  • Expanded programs

All members enjoy:

  • Free tours of the 1867 Matheson House
  • 20% discount in the museum gift shop
  • Advance notice of exhibits and programs
  • 20% discount on History Tours
  • Free quarterly newsletter

The museum offers student, individual, family and senior membership rates. The museum also welcomes sponsorships from for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

Membership Levels

Student – $15
Individual – $30
Senior Individual – $25
Family – $40
Contributor – $100
Benefactor – $250
Sponsor – $500
Patron – $1000
Investor – $2500
Circle of Friends – $500 annual pledge
Lifetime – $10,000

Pay online:  Click here. A “donate” screen will appear. Please enter the dollar amount for the membership level of your choice  (see membership levels above). There is a space for an optional note should you wish to leave one. The contact information you enter on the PayPal donation page will be used for your new or renewal membership. Thank you!

Pay by mail: Please click here to download the membership form and mail it in with your check.

Featured Image: Members and supporters enjoying a history tour of Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park with historian Lars Andersen.