Join & Give

Your membership helps us expand, protect, and make accessible our invaluable collections.

The South Carolina Historical Society is a private, nonprofit organization that depends upon the generosity of its members to preserve and extend awareness of South Carolina history. Thank you to our members nationwide for your support of the SCHS.

Standard Membership

Your annual membership to the South Carolina Historical Society makes each day possible.

All levels of membership include:

  • Subscriptions to Carologue and the South Carolina Historical Magazine
  • Online access to back issues of SCHS publications
  • Access to the member library at the Fireproof Building
  • 10% discount in the SCHS Museum shop
  • Discounts on photocopies and research services
  • Discounted admission to lectures and events

Young Carolinian

$35

Educator

$35

Individual

$55

Couple

$65

Sustainer

$100

Family

$125

Fellow

$250

Supporter

$500

Young Carolinian - $35

Your membership includes:

  • Core benefits
  • Digital subscriptions to SCHS publications
  • Available to those under age 40

Educator - $35

Your membership includes:

  • Core benefits
  • Digital subscriptions to SCHS publications
  • Available to all K-12 educators

Individual - $55

Your membership includes:

  • Core benefits
  • Unlimited visits for one person to the SCHS Museum

Couple - $65

Your membership includes:

  • Core benefits
  • Unlimited visits for two people to the SCHS Museum

Sustainer - $100

Your membership includes:

  • Core benefits
  • Unlimited visits for four people to the SCHS Museum

Family - $125

Your membership includes:

  • Core benefits
  • Unlimited visits for four people to the SCHS Museum
  • Admission to over 1,000 North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) institutions (see a full list here)
  • Special pricing on family programming

Fellow - $250

Your membership includes:

  • Core benefits
  • Unlimited visits for five people to the SCHS Museum
  • Admission to over 1,000 North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) institutions (see a full list here)

Supporter - $500

Your membership includes:

  • Core benefits
  • Unlimited visits for six people to the SCHS Museum
  • Admission to over 1,000 North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) institutions (see a full list here)
  • Two complimentary tickets to the Fall Tour
  • 50% discount on JPASS access (allows for unlimited reading access to all academic journals on JSTOR, up to 120 article PDF downloads per year)
  • Priority registration for events and trips

Proprietors Council

Philanthropic champions of the South Carolina Historical Society make it possible to increase the breadth of available materials and share the depth of history.

Proprietors Council members enjoy all of the core benefits of standard memberships and more. Those who contribute at a level of $2,500 or more are considered Benefactors of the Historical Society.

For more information, please contact our Director of Development.

Proprietors Council

$1,000

Benefactors

$2,500+

Proprietors Council - $1,000

Your membership includes:

  • Core benefits
  • Unlimited visits for eight people to the SCHS Museum
  • Admission to over 1,000 North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) institutions (see a full list here)
  • Two complimentary tickets to the Fall Tour
  • 50% discount on JPASS access (allows for unlimited reading access to all academic journals on JSTOR, up to 120 article PDF downloads per year)
  • Priority registration for events and trips
  • Invitations to exclusive events

Benefactors - $2,500+

Your membership includes:

  • Core benefits
  • Unlimited museum visits
  • Admission to over 1,000 North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) institutions (see a full list here)
  • Four complimentary tickets to the Fall Tour
  • 50% discount on JPASS access (allows for unlimited reading access to all academic journals on JSTOR, up to 120 article PDF downloads per year)
  • Priority registration for events and trips
  • Invitations to exclusive events
  • Access to private tours
  • One gift membership
  • Discounts on event rentals

Business Council

Your business’s annual support of the South Carolina Historical Society enhances opportunities for education and community involvement. Your support is welcomed at any level.

Our Business Council members have access to SCHS speaking opportunities, curated tours for small groups, and discounts on event space rentals. All levels receive a 20% discount on advertising in our publications.

For more information, please contact our Director of Development.

Affiliate Member

$250

Business Contributor

$500

Business Investor

$1,000+

Affiliate Member - $250

Your membership includes:

  • Two speakers per year provided by the South Carolina Historical Society
  • Unlimited visits for four people to the SCHS Museum
  • Online access to SCHS publications

Business Contributor - $500

Your membership includes:

  • Unlimited visits for six people to the SCHS Museum
  • Two complimentary tickets to the Fall Tour

Business Investor - $1,000+

Your membership includes:

  • Unlimited visits for eight people to the SCHS Museum
  • Four complimentary tickets to the Fall Tour
  • Private, curated tour of the SCHS Museum or Archives for up to ten people
  • Discounts on conference room rentals ($2,500+)
  • Free conference room rental once a year ($5,000+)

Giving Opportunities

The South Carolina Historical Society has a variety of ways to support our mission beyond annual memberships. By contributing to our Annual Fund, the Fireproof Building Fund, or Adopting a Collection, your philanthropy ensures access to generations of history.

Giving Opportunities