Join the Georgia Historical Society

×Need to renew an existing membership?
Please call 912.651.2125, ext. 119 or email Elyse Butler.

As a Georgia Historical Society member, you enjoy participation in Society events and programs while supporting its vital mission. Click here for a membership form. Discounts are also provided exclusively to Georgia Historical Society (GHS) book and merchandise resellers and to current GHS members. Click here to see the full Discount Policy.

To update your mailing address and phone number, or for membership questions, please call 912.651.2125, ext. 119 or email Elyse Butler.

Membership Brochure

Membership Levels & Benefits

Individual and Household Memberships

Student $35/year

Not available for purchase online, call 912.651.2125 for information on purchasing a student membership.

(copy of current ID or dated bursar’s receipt must be submitted for students)

  • Unlimited free admission to┬áthe GHS Research Center in Savannah
  • 20% discount on all Georgia Historical Society merchandise, including Georgia History gifts
  • Discounts on photocopies, research fees, and photograph orders made through GHS
  • Free or discounted admission to the many programs and activities of the Society. These include special exhibits, demonstrations, lectures, and presentations

Individual $55/year

Members receive all of the above, plus…

  • Complimentary annual subscription to all Georgia Historical Society publications, including The Georgia Historical Quarterly and Georgia History Today, the Society’s news magazine

Household $65/year

Members receive all of the above, plus…

  • Membership benefits for member, spouse and minor children

Sponsor $100/year

Members receive all of the above, plus…

  • Complimentary set of Georgia Historical Society notecards or postcards

Benefactor $250/year

Members receive all of the above, plus…

  • Complimentary historic print from the Georgia Historical Society’s collection
  • Invitations to all VIP receptions throughout the year

Sustainer $500/year

Members receive all of the above, plus…

  • One year gift membership to a household or individual of your choice

John Macpherson Berrien Circle $1,000/year

Members receive all of the above, plus…

  • Preferential seating at Georgia Historical Society events
  • Two free guest admissions per visit
  • Advance notice and priority registration to VIP events
  • Exclusive tour of collections with Research Center staff

William Brown Hodgson Circle $2,500/year

Member receive all of the above, plus…

  • VIP invitations to Georgia Historical Society annual events
  • Acknowledgement in the Society’s news magazine

1839 Society $5,000/year

Members receive all of the above, plus…

  • Exclusive invitation to unique day or overnight trip
  • Waiver of rental fee for use of Georgia Historical Society facility for one private event per fiscal year (restrictions apply)

1733 Circle $10,000/year

Members receive of the benefits listed above. Contact Georgia Historical Society offices for more details.


James Edward Oglethorpe Circle $25,000/year

Members receive of the benefits listed above. Contact Georgia Historical Society offices for more details.


Institutional Memberships

Corporate: Private Sector $500/year

Company will receive all of the benefits of the individual membership, plus…

  • Two Membership Cards to be used by organization-identified personnel
  • 10 one-time-use free admission passes

Corporate: Non-Profit $150/year

Eligible organizations [501(c)3] will receive all of the benefits of the individual membership, plus…

  • Two Membership Cards to be used by organization-identified personnel
  • 10 one-time-use free admission passes

Library $85/year

Eligible institutions will receive:

  • Subscription to all Georgia Historical Society publications, including The Georgia Historical Quarterly and Georgia History Today, the Society’s news magazine

Affiliate: Starting at $60/year

(Affiliate organizations must complete the Affiliate Chapter Program Application.)

Eligible institutions will receive:

  • Consultation visits – The GHS staff can offer technical services and advice pertaining to archival- and museum-related issues
  • History Programs – Speakers are available to present programs year-round on a statewide basis
  • Workshops – Workshops on a variety of archival and museum related topics are held around the state as requested
  • Publicity – Affiliates are invited to publicize their activities in Highlights, and to submit their brochures for distribution in Hodgson Hall
  • Awards – The Lilla M. Hawes Award annually recognizes the best book published on county or local Georgia history. Also, the Roger K. Warlick Awards recognize outstanding achievement in the field of public history by Affiliate Chapters of the Georgia Historical Society
  • Publication Discounts – Affiliates may purchase GHS publications for their library at a 20% discount, or for resale as a fundraiser at a 40% discount
  • Affiliate Certificate – Upon request, each Affiliate can receive a certificate verifying its status with the Georgia Historical Society
  • Discounts – Discounts are provided exclusively to Georgia Historical Society book and merchandise resellers, GHS members, and current Affiliate Chapters. Click here to see the full Discount Policy.

International Memberships

International $125/year

Eligible residents and institutions will receive:

  • Complimentary annual subscription to all Georgia Historical Society publications, including The Georgia Historical Quarterly and Georgia History Today, the Society’s news magazine