Membership and Giving

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Make a Gift, and Make History!

When you donate to the National Museum of American History, you help us to preserve, protect, and display America’s historic treasures. Every gift is tax-deducible, with an impact that reaches more than four million Museum visitors each year and millions more who access the Museum online.

Ways to give

 
Give Online
Leave your mark on history by supporting the Museum with an unrestricted donation at any level. Gifts can be made in honor or memory of a loved one, and can be set up as one-time or recurring donations. Make an online donation.
 
Smithsonian Council for American History
With a gift of $1,000 or more, you can become a member of the Smithsonian Council for American History and receive an array of exclusive membership benefits.  Find more information about the Smithsonian Council for American History
 
By Mail
To make a gift by mail, send a check to:
Lauren Collette
National Museum of American History
Office of External Affairs
PO Box 37012, MRC 619
Washington, DC 20013-0712
 
Wire Transfers and Gifts of Securities
For information on how to make a gift by wire transfer or through stocks or securities, contact the Office of External Affairs.
 
Bequests and other Planned Gifts
Learn more about designating the Museum as a beneficiary of your will, establishing an annuity, and other planned giving.
 
Donating artifacts
Please note: For information about donating an artifact to the museum, please contact the Office of Curatorial Affairs.