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.


  • 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$40Family$75Honor Donor$250Patron Donor$500
1-year FREE Unlimited Admission to the Port Exploreum, the 1860 Light Station and the PWHS Resource CenterIndividual2 Adults & children under 17Immediate FamilyImmediate Family
FREE admission to special exhibits****
Complimentary admission passes24610
Invitations to all programs, Speaker Series and special events. ****
Discounts in gift shops in all locations10%10%10%10%
Discounts on rental of the Port Exploreum10%10%15%20%
Historical Perspectives newsletter & members-only communications****
Free Admission to the Research Center of the Luxembourg American Cultural Center in Belgium, WI****
Free Admission to annual Society Gala22
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Mailing Address:
  • Port Washington Historical Society
  • P.O. Box 491
  • Port Washington, WI 53074
Phone: 262-284-2406