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Member Benefits
  • Free Tours of the Carnegie Center

  • 10% discount in museum gift shop

  • Exclusive Member-priced tickets for our annual meeting/banquet and other events

  • Digital monthly e-newsletters 

  • Free Time travelers membership with discounts at over 200 historical institutions across the USA

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$35 per person

Senior Historian

$30 per person


$55 (2 adults, 3 kids)


$15 (ages 6-21)
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Become an

Archivist or Conservator

Become an Archivist for $125 per person; $90 tax deductible

$275 per person; $240 tax deductible

Give a Gift

Give the Gift of Membership

Don't know what to gift a local historian or Lorainite? We've got you covered. Give the gift of membership today!

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Become a Lifetime Member

Lifetime Membership

Join our Lifetime members and give $1,000 towards supporting our Endowment Fund and earn our member benefits for a lifetime! Membership verification will be sent via e-mail (preferred) or by USPS. 

Membership & Legacy Society

Join the 1903 Legacy Society

One historical gift, transformation for a lifetime.

The 1903 Legacy Society, named for the year the cornerstone was laid at the Carnegie Center, acknowledges individuals and families who have given The Lorain Historical Society the highest compliment – including the organization in their estate plans. Planned gifts, or gifts to the Endowment fund, from these committed supporters provide a critical foundation for history education and preservation that will extend beyond their lifetimes.

When you leave a legacy gift, it shows your commitment to the betterment of our community, the preservation of our history, and the opportunity for future generations to explore our rich past.

Membership in the 1903 Legacy Society is open to individuals who designate a gift of $10,000 or more to The Lorain Historical Society through a will, trust or other planned gift. Additionally, individuals who make an outright gift of $10,000 or more to the Endowment Fund are also invited to join.

Legacy Society donors enjoy the benefits of a planned gift today, with the knowledge that their foresighted donation will make a difference for future generations.

We hope you will contact us if you have already designated an estate gift to The Lorain Historical Society so that we might appropriately recognize and thank you for your generosity. Sadly, too often we learn about a gift when it is too late to say thank you.

For more information about the 1903 Legacy Society please contact Executive Director, Barb Piscopo at

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