Why Become a Member of GHS?

Since 1900, the Germantown Historical Society has led local efforts to preserve and protect the rich cultural and historical resources of our community. Through the support of our members, we continue to work towards preserving, recording and interpreting the history of the old German Township, now encompassing the neighborhoods of Germantown, Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill. In addition to special events and programs offered in conjunction with Historic Germantown and Freedomís Backyard, we offer the opportunity to explore the history of the northwest region through our publications and the resources available in our library and archives and museum.

By joining the Society, you will enjoy access to a variety of special events and programs, as well as sharing in the knowledge that you are supporting our efforts to preserve the fascinating stories of Greater Germantown.

Membership Categories and Benefits

Choose Membership Level

All membership packages include:

  • Unlimited free visits to the GHS museum and library & archives
  • Two (2) guest passes to the GHS museum or library
  • Subscription to GHS newsletter, NOW & THEN
  • Subscription to GHS journal, GERMANTOWN CRIER
  • Members Annual Meeting
  • Appreciation events
  • Advance notice of special events, exhibits and programs for children, families, and adults.

Individual, $30

Household, $40
Individual benefits for four household members

Society Builder, $60
Household benefits plus $10 gift certificate to the Museum Shop

Market Square Contributor, $100
Society Builder benefits plus a Passport to Historic Germantown sites

1683 Sponsor, $250
Market Square Contributor benefits plus 10 percent discount in Museum Store

1688 Freedom Protest Patron, $500
All benefits of 1683 Sponsor plus two hours of free genealogical research

Founders Club, $1000
All benefits of 1688 Freedom Protest Patron plus six complimentary passes to museum or library and one free use of galleries and courtyard for reception


To mail in your membership download the order form  and mail with your payment.

Thank you for considering membership in the Germantown Historical Society.