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All About the McHenry County Historical Society.... What we do, and Who we are! Come and Join Us!
The Historical Society OFFICE is open year round, 9 a.m  to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Individual and Family Memberships

Your individual or family membership in the McHenry County Historical Society is always welcomed and appreciated! Besides the knowledge that you are joining collective efforts to shape our county's future without forgetting its past, membership benefits include the following:

  • Free admission to the McHenry County Historical Museum in Union, named Small Institution of the Year in 1998 by the Illinois Association of Museums
  • Free use of the Research Library
  • 10 percent savings on museum store purchases
  • Subscriptions to our local history quarterly, the Tracer, and Society's Page, published several times a year
  • Reduced rates for special programs
  • Download Application PDF, or use Paypal links below
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Life Membership (One-Time Payment)
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Organizational Memberships

Your organizational membership in the McHenry County Historical Society is always welcomed and appreciated! Besides the knowledge that you are joining collective efforts to shape our county's future without forgetting its past, membership benefits include the following: Free admission to the McHenry County Historical Museum in Union, named Small Institution of the Year in 1998 by the Illinois Association of Museums.

BASIC:

  • Free use of the Research Library *
  • Subscriptions to our local history magazine, The Tracer, and Society's Page, published several times a year

DELUXE - Above benefits plus:

  • Free admission to the museum *
  • 10 percent off purchases from the Museum Store
  • Reduced rate for use of The James traveling exhibit bus* * Restrictions apply
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Governmental Memberships

MCHS has been preserving the rich history of McHenry County since 1963. We host adult workshops and lectures, design traveling exhibitions, maintain a research library, and arrange a wide variety of school and other group programs. This membership comes with many benefits for your township, including:

* Free admission for your residents for one designated week throughout the year (to be printed in the museum schedule).

* Free field trip admissions for students whose schools are located in your jurisdiction, including use of the West Harmony one-room schoolhouse and the museum. (Otherwise $3/student charge)

* Governmental use of the Research Library for local history or land-use research.

* One booking of The James, MCHS' traveling exhibition bus.

Governmental Membership Annual Rates
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