Membership Types

Become a History Center Member Today!

When you become a member, you receive these benefits at all levels:

  • Free, unlimited admission to the History Center, the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, and the Fort Pitt Museum.
  • Invitations to unique members-only events including exhibition previews, private tours, and more.
  • Subscription to Western Pennsylvania History quarterly magazine (print or e-version).
  • Subscription to Making History quarterly newsletter.
  • 15% discount on all purchases in the Museum Shop. 
  • Discounts on tours, lectures, classes, and Detre Library & Archives services.

In addition, when you become a History Center member, you also become a member of the Smithsonian Institution and receive these benefits:

  • Subscription to Smithsonian magazine
  • Discounts in select Smithsonian shops and dining facilities
  • And more! For details, visit the Smithsonian’s website.

For questions, additional information, or details on how to purchase a History Center membership as a gift, please contact the Development team at membership@heinzhistorycenter.org.

Standard Memberships

Individual Senior – $57

Standard benefits, plus…

  • Free, unlimited admission for 1 adult

Individual – $60

Standard benefits, plus…

  • Free, unlimited admission for 1 adult

Dual – $70

Standard benefits, plus…

  • Free, unlimited admission for 1 adult and 1 guest

Grandparents - $80

Standard benefits, plus…

  • Free, unlimited admission for 2 adults and 4 children (ages 18 and under)

Family - $85

Standard benefits, plus…

  • Free, unlimited admission for 2 adults and 4 children (ages 18 and under)

Contributor - $125

Standard benefits, plus…

  • Free, unlimited admission for 2 adults and 4 guests

Supporting Memberships

Patron - $250

Standard benefits, plus…

  • Free, unlimited admission for 2 adults and 4 guests
  • Invitations for two to special Supporting Member events

Benefactor - $500

All benefits of a Patron Membership and standard benefits, plus…

  • Four admission passes to give away
  • One parking coupon

President's Circle - $1,000

Standard benefits, plus…

  • Free, unlimited admission for 2 adults and 4 guests
  • Invitations for four to special Supporting Member events
  • Four admission passes to give away
  • Two parking coupons

1879 Founders' Circle Memberships

Enjoy even more benefits with the History Center’s most prestigious membership level.

For more information on our 1879 Founders’ Circle, please contact Elizabeth Didiano, Advancement Director, at 412-454-6325 or eadidiano@heinzhistorycenter.org.

Museum Circle - $1,879 (and up)

Standard benefits, plus…

  • Free, unlimited admission for 2 adults and 6 guests
  • Invitations for four to special Supporting Member events
  • Invitation to annual 1879 Founders’ Circle Black Tie Dinner
  • Free parking privileges

Director's Circle - $2,500 (and up)

All benefits of the Museum Circle, plus…

  • Family membership AND parking pass to present as a gift
  • Four additional admission passes to give away

Chairman's Circle - $5,000 (and up)

All benefits of the Director’s Circle, plus…

  • Sponsorship listing for the History Center’s special exhibitions
  • 15% discount on a History Center facility rental