Become a Member!

The Clark County Historical Society (CCHS) was established in 1917. The original charge of the organization was to assist in the preservation of historic sites (e.g., lobbying for the Fort Vancouver site to become a National Park Service Site, saving the Covington House and the Cedar Creek Grist Mill). During this time the CCHS began its collection of historical artifacts of significance to the people of Clark County. Since most small US museums did not get started and are based on collections not started until after World War II, the quality of the CCHS collection is unusually high. The CCHS is the governing body for the Clark County Historical Museum (CCHM) which has operated museum programs in Vancouver’s 1909 Carnegie Library since 1964.

Annual Membership Levels

Join the CCHS for year-round free admission to the Museum and Research Library, a 10% discount in our Museum Store, discounts on our seasonal walking tours and invitations to special CCHM events, a complimentary copy of our annual Clark County History publication, plus free admission to the Architectural Heritage Center in Portland, OR. Membership is offered on an annual basis.

Members at the Individual ($40 dues) level and higher have a vote at the CCHS Annual Membership Meeting.

Members at the Associate ($100 dues) level and higher also receive North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) member privileges—including reduced admission rates (usually free) plus discounts at museum shops and on concert and lecture tickets—at more than 650 NARM-affiliated institutions across the United States and Canada. Guests are included only if they present a current membership card validated by the gold North American Reciprocal Museum sticker, so don’t leave home without it! Check out the list of participants here.

There are eight levels of regular membership in the Historical Society:

Level Benefit Cost
Student Free admission for one current student $25
Individual Free admission for one person $40
Family Free admission for two adults and two children $60
Associate Free admission for two adults and any children living at home $100
Historian Free admission for four adults and any children living at home $250
Curator Free admission for four adults and any children living at home $500
Steward Free admission for four adults and any children living at home $1000
Visionary Free admission for four adults and any children living at home $2500

New Benefit for All Member Types!

We’ve recently joined the Portland Attractions Marketing Alliance (PAMA) reciprocation program (click here to see list), which gives you and three others free access to some of the most exciting local destinations around. We are excited to offer this opportunity for the first time to our entire membership, no matter the level!

Become a member ONLINE!

Membership Options
Members’ Name(s) – required*
Address and phone – required*


To use the regular, printable membership form, click here

Corporate Memberships

Corporate members of the Clark County Historical Society have a unique opportunity to contribute directly to the preservation of Clark County’s cultural heritage. Through sponsorships and other forms of corporate support, you will help the museum to continue and expand upon our award-winning educational and community outreach programs. A sponsorship can highlight your company as a community supporter to engage customers and offer exclusive access for your company’s clients and staff. Benefits of corporate membership can be customized to serve your organization’s needs and goals. Contributions to the Clark County Historical Society are eligible for tax credit. Your financial advisor can help you determine if your company can benefit from this opportunity.

Stakeholder 1 Stakeholder 2 History Ambassador Northwest Guardian Sponsor
Annual fee $500 $1,000 $2,500 $5,000 $10,000
Membership cards 4 6 8 10 12
10% discount in Museum Store x x x x x
Complimentary copies of Annual Publication 1 2 3 4 4
Discounted prices for museum events and programs x x x x x
Reciprocal member privileges (NARM) x x x x x
Recognition in newsletter, website x x x x x
Complimentary guest passes for clients 2 6 8 10
Complimentary passes for Walking Tours 2 2 4 4
Private tour outside public hours x x x x
10% membership discount for employees x x x
Private reception at the museum* x x x
Complimentary table at Annual Dinner event x x
Sponsorship recognition for exhibit(s) or programming x

*Space provided, catering not provided.