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Learn more about membership benefits & options


  • Free regular admission for one year to all 50+ sites and museums statewide 
  • Subscription to our member newsletter and Ohio Histore-news 

  • Discounts on most purchases in the Ohio History Store and Archives/Library at the Ohio History Center, participating sites and online 

  • Reciprocal membership benefits at over 200 historical museums and sites nationwide through the “Time Travelers” program 

  • Invitations to members-only events and exhibit openings 

  • Vote in annual Board of Trustees election (one vote per membership) 


Take $5 off your dues if you qualify for any of the discounts below:

  • Senior (age 60+) 

  • Active Military 

  • Active Educator

  • Local history organization member 

  • Ohio Farm Bureau Federation member 

  • AAA 

Please note that Canadian memberships will be charged an additional $10 and all other foreign memberships will be charged an additional $15 to the total amount due in order to cover postage & handling. Please contact the Membership Office at 614.297.2332 to process your registration.


Basic Individual ($35)

An affordable membership ideal for college students, researchers, and young professionals. Dues are fully tax-deductible.

An Individual level membership includes all standard membership benefits. Free admission applies to one adult and one guest per visit.

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Basic Family ($55) 

Access a state full of fun and educational history experiences perfect for the whole family. Dues are fully tax-deductible.

A Family level membership includes all standard membership benefits. Free admission applies to 2 adults and all children or grandchildren 18 and under in the member's immediate family.

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Plus Individual ($65) 
Plus Family ($85) 

Share your love of Ohio History with more of your family and friends by purchasing a Plus membership. Dues are fully tax-deductible.

Plus memberships include Basic Individual or Basic Family benefits AND:
  • Free regular admission for 2 additional unnamed guests every time you visit 

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Premium Individual ($115) 

Premium Family ($145) 

Keep involved with Ohio History year-round with this fully-loaded membership for the true history enthusiast. Dues are not tax-deductible.

Benefits Premium memberships include Plus Individual or Plus Family benefits AND:
  • One-year subscription (four issues) to TIMELINE, our award-winning history magazine 
  • Smithsonian Affiliate Membership – including a one-year subscription to Smithsonian Magazine or Air & Space Magazine plus other Smithsonian discounts and opportunities 
  • One complimentary Genealogy Workshop for named member 
  • Two tickets to the annual Statehood Day advocacy event at the Ohio Statehouse 
  • Voucher for tickets to one Ohio History Connection Signature Event (Glorious Fourth, All Hallow's Eve or Dickens of a Christmas) for 2 adults and 2 guests, and if applicable, all children or grandchildren 18 and under in the member’s immediate family 

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Color Guard Upgrade (add $30) 

No greater honor could a soldier have during the American Civil War than to be a member of the color guard and carry or guard a regiment’s flags. Now, you can help protect those flags by becoming an Ohio Civil War Color Guard Member.

  • $20 of this membership is a direct contribution to the care and preservation of Ohio’s Civil War collections
  • Full-color 12"x18" commemorative Ohio Civil War 150 flag 

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TIMELINE, the Ohio History Connection’s award-winning, quarterly magazine is a must for any history enthusiast. While a stand-alone subscription is $40 annually, Ohio History Connection members are able to add a TIMELINE subscription to their membership for the discounted rate of $30.


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