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Become a Member

Your support will help save our city’s past to share with present and future generations. Membership at the Jacksonville Historical Society is open to everyone with an interest in our city’s history. The Society welcomes members from near and far to join its community of people who care about Jacksonville, and offers several membership categories to invite your engagement. We look forward to welcoming you!


One of the greatest benefits of a Jacksonville Historical Society membership is that your investment enables the preservation of our community’s unique history so that we can learn from it and share it with the many generations to come. Other benefits you will enjoy include:

  • Advance notice of, and free admission to, exhibits and educational opportunities, including our acclaimed monthly Speaker Series
  • Access to our Archival Repository, with tens of thousands of documents, photographs, rare books and architectural relics relating to Jacksonville-area history
  • Free admission to our Merrill House Museum, and to our research library
  • A free subscription to our monthly e-newsletter, Jacksonville History Matters
  • A 10% discount on all books and merchandise in the JHS Bookstore
  • Special invitations to Historical Society events and fundraisers
  • JHS members are also invited to join us for volunteer events and activities where you will meet other great Jacksonville citizens and help preserve and share Jacksonville’s many stories.

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