Members Center


Thank you for your membership to the California Historical Society! You're part of a core group of visionary souls who sustain our work and ensure that history matters.

We're delighted to offer numerous benefits to you as our way of saying thanks, among them:


  • All memberships allow free visits to the Autry National Center of the American West in Los Angeles for member plus one guest.
  • Memberships at the Advocate level and above participate in the Passport to History through the Time Travelers Reciprocal program, offering free or reduced-price admission to member plus one guest.
  • Memberships at the Ally level and above participate in the Golden Passport to Art through the North American Reciprocal Museum program, offering free or reduced admission and discounts on store purchases.


  • All California Historical Society members enjoy a free one-year subscription to CHS publications (print and/or electronic) and a reduced-fee subscription to California History, now published in association with the University of California Press


  • Members can bring one guest to visit the latest California Historical Society gallery exhibition.


  • The California Historical Society maintains an active programming schedule. Members receive free or discounted access to California Historical Society programs, events, and walking tours. Click here to see upcoming events.


  • Members who are students, teachers, seniors, or nonprofit organizations qualify for a 20 percent membership discount.

Please don't hesitate to let us help you with any questions about your membership. Email or call us at 415.357.1848.

Interested in becoming a member? Learn more here.

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