When you give a gift of at least $40 to the KHS Foundation, you automatically become a KHS member. Gifts directly benefit our mission, allowing us to help prepare Kentuckians for the future through knowledge of the past. Click here to give and become a member.

Whether your interest in history is a lifelong passion or an occasional pastime, we believe your primary benefit of being a KHS member is knowing that you are helping to support the continued preservation and exploration of Kentucky history. But there are other benefits, too.

Membership Benefits

  • Complimentary admissions for member plus one guest to KHS history campus, including:
    • Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
    • Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal
    • Old State Capitol
    • Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
  • Online access to:
    • Kentucky Ancestors
    • The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society* through Project Muse
  • Invitations to members-only events, exhibition openings and programs
  • Discounted fees for professional research in the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
  • Discounted admission to select KHS-sponsored events
  • Two admissions for the price of one to Kentucky State Parks historic sites
  • 10% discount in the Stewart Home School 1792 Store at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
  • 20% discount on KHS and University Press of Kentucky publications
  • Time Travelers Network
  • *Print issues of The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society are available through a separate $40 subscription. Click here for information.

The Kentucky Historical Society, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.