Each year, the South County History Center welcomes children working on school reports, tour groups exploring the Old Jail, researchers studying local history and families seeking a home for historic heirlooms.  Generous support from the Center's members makes these experiences possible.

Members of the Center receive a variety of benefits, including free admission and guest passes, discounted research services, invitations to special events and programs and private tours of the Old Washington County Jail.  We hope you will consider supporting the preservation of South County's unique history by becoming a member today.

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Annual Membership Program Levels and Benefits

Individual Membership - $35

  • Complimentary general admission for one to the Old Jail Museum, Archive and Library
  • Invitations to special events, including exhibit previews and annual Member Appreciation Night
  • Discounts on paid programs and lectures for member
  • One general admission guest pass to the Old Jail Museum, Archive and Library; 20% discount on additional guest admissions (member must be present)
  • Subscription to the Center’s newsletter and e-newsletter with advance notice of programs and events
  • 10% discount in the Center’s gift shop
  • Discount on research services
  • Personalized membership card

Family/Household Membership - $50

  • All Individual level benefits for all members within a household, plus:
    • One additional general admission guest pass to the Old Jail Museum, Archive and Library (2 total); 20% discount on additional guest admissions (member must be present)

Supporter - $100

  • All Family/Household benefits, plus:
    • One additional general admission guest pass to the Old Jail Museum, Archive and Library (3 total); 20% discount on additional guest admissions (member must be present)
    • Discounts on paid programs and lectures for member household and guests

Contributor - $250

  • All Supporter benefits, plus:
    • One additional general admission guest pass to the Old Jail Museum, Archive and Library (4 total); 20% discount on additional guest admissions (member must be present)
    • Complimentary one-hour consultation with Center staff on a research topic or interest area (i.e., genealogy, historical research, object/archival preservation)

Patron - $500

  • All Contributor benefits, plus:
    • One additional general admission guest pass to the Old Jail Museum, Archive and Library (5 total); 20% discount on additional guest admissions (member must be present)
    • Private tour for 4 led by the Center’s Executive Director (during regular operating hours)
    • One complimentary gift Family/Household membership

Benefactor - $1,000

  • All Patron benefits, plus:
    • One additional general admission guest pass to the Old Jail Museum, Archive and Library (6 total); 20% discount on additional guest admissions (member must be present)
    • Recognition through Center’s “Adopt an Object” program
    • Private after-hours tour for 8 led by the Center’s Executive Director

National - $25

  • Subscription to the Center’s newsletter and e-newsletter
  • Discounts in the Center’s gift shop
  • Discount on research services

The National membership does not include free admission and is only open to those who reside outside of Rhode Island.

*Members must present their membership card(s) to receive membership benefits.
*Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Gift memberships are available.  Please contact us at 401.783.1328.

Gifts to the South County History Center, a 501(c)(3) public charity (EIN 05-6011751), are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.