Gift Memberships

Give the gift of membership!

Inspire an interest in local history in a young person,  friend or family member when you give them a one-year membership to the Cambridge Historical Society.

Your gift recipient will receive a certificate that announces the gift, who gave it and its benefits, as well as a copy of our latest newsletter, and our book Rediscovering the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House. Throughout the year, your gift recipient will also receive all CHS mailings, event invitations, and publications. Your contribution will help support the Cambridge Historical Society's educational programs, collection maintenance and preservation of the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House.  The Historical Society welcomes new members any time of the year.

How do you make a gift?

You can register someone for a Gift Membership online and pay securely through PayPal (you will be re-directed to the secure PayPal site below but will receive a confirmation from CHS within a few days)

Membership type
Name and address of recipient

If you would prefer to send a check, you can print and complete the membership form and mail in with a check made payable to The Cambridge Historical Society.

The Cambridge Historical Society
159 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Otherwise, select the membership type you would like and follow the instructions for submitting payment. Thank you!

General Membership Benefits
Free admission to the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House

Advance notice, invitations to, and discounted admission to the Society's programs; including lectures, walking tours, field trips and open houses.

Subscription to the Society's newsletter, The Cambridge Historian.

All memberships are valid for one year from the receipt of dues and are renewable annually. Contributions are tax deductible, excluding $5, which covers mailing expenses.

If you have questions about membership, please call 617 547-4252 or send an e-mail message to: info@cambridgehistory.org

Individual Membership Categories and Benefits

Single - $35
Includes all benefits listed above.

Family - $75
Includes the benefits listed above for all members of your household.

Richard Henry Dana Fellow - $100
In addition to general membership benefits, Richard Henry Dana Fellow members and their family are invited to special events each year, which often include visits to private sites of historical or architectural significance.

Charles W. Eliot II Fellow - $150
In addition to general membership benefits, Charles W. Eliot Fellow members and their family are invited to additional special events each year, which often include visits to private sites of historical or architectural significance.

Sponsor - $250
General membership benefits, invitations to Dana Fellows events, free admission for Sponsors and their family to CHS programs (this does not include our fundraising events), and a private guided tour of CHS facilities.

Patron - $500
General membership benefits, invitations to Dana Fellows events, free admission to CHS Patrons and their family to programs, one private guided tour of CHS facilities, and one free walking tour by CHS staff per year (This does not include our fundraising events The tour can be for up to 12 people, roughly an hour long, in an area agreed to by the CHS staff, and must be scheduled a month in advance.).

Benefactor - $1000
General membership benefits, invitations to Dana Fellows events, free admission to CHS programs, one private guided tour of CHS facilities, and either one free walking tour by CHS staff or one free rental of the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House per year (This does not include our fundraising events. The tour can be for up to 12 people, roughly an hour long, in an area agreed to by the CHS staff, and must be scheduled a month in advance. The rental can be for up to 4 hours, scheduled at the discretion of the CHS staff, and subject to the rental rules of CHS).