Become a Member

Take advantage of this historical deal!

Become a member today and enjoy a full year of benefits.
Community heritage. Personal ancestry. Priceless relics. The root of a rare hobby, or the origin of a common thread… It all comes alive at DCHS.

Why Join

Douglas County

Historical Society?

As a DCHS member, you will:
  • Preserve the history of Douglas County, Neb.
  • Protect a historical landmark, The General Crook House Museum
  • Support our Library Archives Center, the official county archive and research facility of Douglas County
  • Enjoy unlimited free admission to the Crook House Museum, our lower level exhibition space, and discounted services at the Library Archives Center
  • Discover the stories of our ancestors through educational programs and events

Discount on

NEW memberships!

November 1, 2021 through January 31, 2022
  • Paid admission will be applied to NEW membership
  • i.e. – $16 for two adults results in a $29 Family Membership
  • Limited Time Only!

Student, Military & Senior Benefits

  • Personalized Membership Card
  • Free admission to the General Crook House Museum
  • Quarterly Connection Newsletter
  • Invitations to Members Only events
  • 10% discount in gift shop
  • 20% discount at the Library Archive Center services
  • Reduced prices on classes
  • Free admission to Second Sunday Talks
  • Invitations to fundraising events
  • E-mail updates

Individual Benefits

  • Personalized Membership Card
  • Free admission to the General Crook House Museum
  • Quarterly Connection Newsletter
  • Invitations to Members Only events
  • 10% discount in gift shop
  • 20% discount at the Library Archive Center services
  • Reduced prices on classes
  • Free admission to Second Sunday Talks
  • Invitations to fundraising events
  • E-mail updates

Family Benefits

  • Personalized Membership Card
  • Free admission to the General Crook House Museum
  • Quarterly Connection Newsletter
  • Invitations to Members Only events
  • 10% discount in gift shop
  • 20% discount at the Library Archive Center services
  • Reduced prices on classes
  • Free admission to Second Sunday Talks
  • Invitations to fundraising events
  • E-mail updates

Century Benefits

  • Personalized Membership Card
  • Free admission to the General Crook House Museum
  • Quarterly Connection Newsletter
  • Invitations to Members Only events
  • 20% discount at the Library Archive Center services
  • Reduced prices on classes
  • Free admission to Second Sunday Talks
  • Invitations to fundraising events
  • E-mail updates
  • 20% discount in gift shop
  • Complimentary pack of postcards
  • Access to Time Travelers program

Patron Benefits

  • Personalized Membership Card
  • Free admission to the General Crook House Museum
  • Quarterly Connection Newsletter
  • Invitations to Members Only events
  • 20% discount at the Library Archive Center services
  • Reduced prices on classes
  • Free admission to Second Sunday Talks
  • Invitations to fundraising events
  • E-mail updates
  • 20% discount in gift shop
  • Complimentary pack of postcards
  • Access to Time Travelers program
  • Three one-time use Museum passes
  • One 8×10 print from the Library Archives

Lieutenant’s Council Benefits

  • Personalized Membership Card
  • Free admission to the General Crook House Museum
  • Quarterly Connection Newsletter
  • Invitations to Members Only events
  • 20% discount at the Library Archive Center services
  • Reduced prices on classes
  • Free admission to Second Sunday Talks
  • Invitations to fundraising events
  • E-mail updates
  • 20% discount in gift shop
  • Complimentary pack of postcards
  • Access to Time Travelers program
  • One 8×10 print from the Library Archives
  • Five one-time use Museum passes
  • 10% discount on Museum rentals

General’s Council Benefits

  • Personalized Membership Card
  • Free admission to the General Crook House Museum
  • Quarterly Connection Newsletter
  • Invitations to Members Only events
  • 20% discount at the Library Archive Center services
  • Reduced prices on classes
  • Free admission to Second Sunday Talks
  • Invitations to fundraising events
  • E-mail updates
  • 20% discount in gift shop
  • Complimentary pack of postcards
  • Access to Time Travelers program
  • One 8×10 print from the Library Archives
  • Five one-time use Museum passes
  • Invitation to General’s Council Luncheon
  • 20% discount on Step-on Guided Tour
  • 20% discount on General Crook House rental

Want to do eve more to support your local historical society?

Consider becoming a GEM donor.

A Gives Every Month donor enjoys the same membership as annual members, but added benfits.

As a GEM member, you will:
  • All the same benefits of DCHS membership, including free museum entry, discounted tickets to events and early access to our programing.
  • GEM giving elminates your need to renew your membership annually, When you sign up as a GEM, you’ll recieve a laminated, personalized card that doesn’t expire.
  • You’ll also recieve an exclusive GEM newsletter as well as an end of year letter, detailing your donations to DCHS.
  • You can join as a GEM for as low as $5 a month and you can change your gift or withdraw at anytime.
  • Your monthly gift helps to provide the DCHS a reliable monthly income, which funds progrmas, classes and the ongoing perservation of our historic General Crook House Museum.
Interested in learning more about GEM membership? If you would like to join as a GEM, please contact admin@duglascohistory.org for more information.
All membership dollars support the mission of the Douglas County Historical Society: To preserve and enliven historical insight in Douglas County, Nebraska. We live history.