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A membership to the Kentucky Historical Society not only supports our mission but gives you a full year of unlimited free admission to the Kentucky History Center and Museums and free admission to other history museums across the country.

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 supporting the continued preservation and exploration of Kentucky history. But there are other benefits, too:

  • Complimentary admission for members to the Kentucky History Center and Museums (including the Schmidt Research Library)
  • Online access to 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
  • Discounts in the Stewart Home & School 1792 Museum Store, including KHS and University Press of Kentucky publications
  • Free admission, gift shop discounts, and much, much more at over 400 organizations in more than 45 states across the country through the Time Travelers network.

Membership Levels


  • 1 Year $40
  • 2 Year $75

Couple (from same household)

  • 1 Year $60
  • 2 Year $110

Household (up to 8 from the same household)

  • 1 Year $80
  • 2 Year $150

Quarterly payment options also available. Call for details. Paying by check? Click here to download a fillable .pdf application.

Contact the KHS Foundation (502) 782-8130 with questions or concerns.