Gift Membership

Kenneth Slowik, Artistic Director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, meets with guests

Invite your family and friends as a member of the Smithsonian Council for American History today!  Perfect for birthdays, holidays, or just because - - give a gift and unwrap the wonders of our nation’s history.

Membership will give your friend or family member intimate access to the Museum through monthly invitations to behind-the-scenes tours with curators, web conferences, opening receptions, film screenings, and more.

Moreover, each new member is critical in our ability to present our world-class exhibitions, trend-setting education initiatives, and strong community outreach programs.

Each recipient will receive a Membership packet, including information about Member benefits and a personalized greeting from you, the giver!

For more information or to gift a membership, please contact Kim Nguyen, Manager of the Smithsonian Council for American History, at (202) 633-3737 or via email at