Membership Levels


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Become a member and save up to $330 each year. As the largest history museum in New York west of Albany, The Buffalo History Museum is the keeper of the authentic stories that make our community unique. Our collections, exhibits and programs tell the stories of the people, events and movements that demonstrate Western New York’s essential place in American history. Support through membership allows us to preserve and share our community’s history for generations to come. 

Membership Benefits: 

  • Free general admission to the Museum and Research Library
  • Free general admission to the Resource Center 
    (459 Forest Avenue - By appointment 716.873.9695)
  • 10% discount on most museum shop purchases
  • Special invitations to members-only exhibit openings and events
  • Advance notice discounts on programs and events
  • Priority registration for select programs and special events
  • Time Travelers reciprocal program: A variety of benefits at over 200 museums and historical societies across the U.S.
  • Free home or office delivery of TBHM's quarterly newsletter The Album
  • Exclusive, members-only Birthday Club offerings
  • $2 off Lancaster Opera House tickets 

                                 1 year                   2 year                 3 year

Curator         $1,000                   •                           •
In addition to conservator membership benefits, receive free general admission for up to 5 guests per visit, Behind the Scenes tour led by Executive Director Melissa Brown, curator gloves for artifact handling, one free Family Membership to use as a gift, inclusion in Time Traveler Program  
Conservator                  $500                    •                           •
In addition to collector membership benefits, receive free general admission for up to 3 guests per visit, pack of TBHM notecards, Time Travelers Program 
Collector                        $250                    •                          •
In addition to sustaining membership benefits, receive 4 passes for individual general admission to the Museum, Time Travelers Program 
Sustaining                     $125                      •                          •
In addition to family membership benefits, receive 2 passes for individual general admission to the Museum, Time Travelers Program 
Family                             $60                   $115                   $170
Membership for 2 adults and any children under the age of 16 who reside at the same address
Grandparent                   $50                   $95                    $140
Membership for 2 adults at the same address and up
to grandchildren under the age of 18 
Individual                       $45                    $85                    $125

For further information, please call (716) 873-9644 x 301.


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