Membership

Membership dues are an important part of financial support for the Society. We rely on the generosity of members and friends for this support. Becoming a member places you among the most civic-minded members of the community.

The most important benefit you receive is the knowledge that your donations are working to help preserve the history of Shawano County. The Shawano County Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. You will receive a receipt of your donation for tax purposes. Note: As you choose higher levels of membership, you receive all of the perks of the lower membership levels unless otherwise stated. 

All members are invited to the Society’s annual meeting in October and are entitled to vote in elections for officers and directors. Members get priority in the event of time or human resource limitations that may occur regarding access to the Society’s services.
The Society offers these membership levels:

BASIC ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

PIONEER: $25.00
Subscription to the Preservation Press newsletter.

FOUNDER’S CLUB: $50.00
Special invite to society events
$5.00 off gift shop item

PREMIER ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

As operating expenses rise, this recently added membership level offers the opportunity to provide a higher level of financial support. Premier members will receive public recognition in the newsletter.

SUSTAINING MEMBER: $100
Recognition in the Preservation Press Newsletter

GUARDIAN: $250
Special 8.5″ by 11″ black and white archival photo from the society’s collection
Advance ticket purchase privilages when available

BENEFACTOR: $500
Annual recognition as a SCHS sponsor (this category only)

LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP

A one-time payment of $1,000 establishes you as a lifetime member, early access to fee-based events for life, one “free book for gift shop” coupon, Certificate of Lifetime Membership, along with a subscription to the Preservation Press newsletter and prominent recognition in it for your outstanding contribution.