Port Washington Historical Society

 
 

Membership & Support

 
 

Become a member
of the port washington historical society

With all of our membership plans you will receive free admission to both the 1860 Light Station as well as the Port Exploreum. Additionally, members enjoy program discounts, special members-only events, rental discounts and more! By being a member, you and your family can help support our mission of preserving the history of the area, the stories of its people, and assist in sharing it with others through our exhibits, programs and projects.
 
 
Be a part of the community that supports the Historical Society's mission to inspire and educate others about not only the history of Port Washington, but also the importance of Lake Michigan to our area.

MEMBER BENEFITS

  • Archival assistance
  • Free unlimited admission for one year from date of purchase to the 1860 Light Station and Port Exploreum
  • Invitations to the Member Only Events including Exhibit Previews
  • Reduced rates on events and special programming
  • A one-year subscription to the Historical Perspectives newsletter
  • Advance registration for programs and events
  • Invitations to Historical Society Quarterly Programming

port washington historical society memberships

Memberships make a great gift for that hard-to-buy for person. Perfect for family, friends and co-workers!
 
Society Membership Levels and Benefits
(Includes all three PWHS facilities)
Individual$35Family$50Honor Donor$250Patron Donor$500
Free Admission with Unlimited Visits per Membership Year for all locationsIndividual2 Adults & children under 17Immediate FamilyImmediate Family
Number of Daily Admission Passes for guests at all locations481220
Invitations to Exclusive Member Exhibit Openings, Quarterly Member meetings, and EventsYesYesYesYes
Free Admission to the Research Center of the Luxembourg American Cultural Center in Belgium, WIYesYesYesYes
Quarterly Email or Hard Copy PublicationsYesYesYesYes
Discount in Museum Store10%10%10%10%
Discount on Rental of Port Exploreum10%10%15%20%
Free Admission to Annual Society GalaNoNo22

port washington historical business memberships

The Port Washington Historical Society relationships with its sponsors is one of mutual benefit. We partner with area businesses to help us meet our mission as well as to match a business’s philanthropic, marketing, branding, and community engagement goals. We understand the importance of our partners need to foster relationships, building credibility, and increasing visibility for their businesses. From program, event, and exhibition sponsorship to special days of celebration, the collaboration between businesses and the Historical Society yields exciting results. Utilizing our 3 facilities, we provide our partners with unique venues and experiences for both their customers and their employees.

The Port Washington Historical Business Partner Program offers opportunities for your business to connect with new audiences, while supporting the museum’s collections, archives and educational outreach initiatives. A Business Partner membership offers:
- hospitality benefits to thank your clients for their business or to reward your employees for their dedication
- marketing benefits through recognition in Historical Society-related print, online, and onsite materials
- community benefits by supporting an institution dedicated to enhancing the community in which you live and work
Business Membership
Benefit Levels
Director's Circle$1,500 Community Leader$1,000 Underwriter$750 Partner$500
DIGITAL RECOGNITION
Annual recognition on Donor board at Port Exploreum, fixed signage at both Resource Center and 1860 Light Station
Yes Yes Yes Yes
WEBSITE LINK
Business listing and link on Historical Society website, as well inclusion in electronic messages sent by Society
Yes Yes Yes Yes
LOCAL RECOGNITION
Listing in annual full-page Ozaukee Press ad in which all sponsors and major donors are recognized.
Yes Yes Yes Yes
SPONSORSHIPS
Designated sponsor of one of the Historical Society member events. In addition, receive free admission for the event for specific number of people
Sponsor of three special days of free admission at the Port Exploreum and 1860 Light Station SPONSOR OF MAJOR FUNDRAISING EVENT DURING YEAR SPONSOR OF MEMBER EVENT DURING YEAR 1 MOVIE NIGHT SPONSORSHIP DURING YEAR
FAMILY MEMBERSHIPS
Each level will receive a certain number of Family memberships for the Historical Society, with each membership enjoying the same benefits as our std. membership.
6 4 2 1
FREE ADMISSION PASSES FOR ALL VENUES
Share with clients and/or employees, these passes provide free admission to any of the Historical Society venues.
40 24 16 8
FREE USE OF PORT EXPLOREUM
Enjoy the use of the Port Exploreum for a 5 hour private event for your organization. The museum will provide the facility and use of our event items.
Yes Yes No No
FACILITY RENTAL DISCOUNT
Use one of our facilities to hold a meeting, host a reception, or lecture. Make an impression on your employees
25% 20% 10% 10%
 
Mailing Address:
  • Port Washington Historical Society
  • P.O. Box 491
  • Port Washington, WI 53074
Phone: 262-284-2406