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Become a member or renew your membership today!

The Great Fire of 1901 devoured much of Jacksonville's past. Your membership helps preserve our history, enhance our present, and shape our future.

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Choose Your Membership Level

Don't see your membership level listed? Select a membership in the drop-down, then choose the open box to fill in your membership amount. Any gifts made above your membership amount will be applied to the Jacksonville History Center's general operating funds. To donate to a specific campaign, please visit

Your benefits as a member of the Jacksonville History Center includes:

Membership Levels
Jaxson - $50 (formerly Individual level)

  • Advance notice of, and free admission to, exhibits and educational opportunities, including our acclaimed monthly Speaker Series
  • Access to our research library and archival repository, with tens of thousands of documents, photographs, rare books and architectural relics relating to Jacksonville-area history
  • Free admission to our Merrill House Museum
  • A free subscription to our monthly digital newsletter, Jacksonville History Matters
  • A 10% discount on all books and merchandise in the History Center Bookstore
  • Special invitations to events and fundraisers
  • Members are also invited to join us for volunteer events and activities where you will meet other great Jacksonville citizens and help preserve and share Jacksonville’s many stories.

Century - $100 (formerly Family level)
Membership for two adults and two children (under 18)
Reciprocal membership included to over 347 historical institutions through North American Reciprocal Museums (NARM)
Your Choice: A copy of “The Great Fire of 1901" by Wayne Wood & Bill Foley OR a Limited-edition Bicentennial Commemorative Coin

Pillar - $250
Membership benefits from Century level, plus:
Two complimentary tickets to Gingerbread Extravaganza
10% discount for two for Great Fire Run registration

Landmark - $500
Membership benefits from Century level & Pillar level, plus:
Two tickets for one Historical Society event during your membership year
A book of member’s choosing from the JHS bookstore

Legacy - $1,000
Membership benefits from Century, Pillar & Landmark levels, plus:
Two additional complimentary tickets to Gingerbread Extravaganza
Two additional tickets for one Historical Society event during your membership year

Special Levels
Scholarship - $25 (for Teachers and Students)
Young Professionals - $35 (up to age 39)