As a member of the South Dakota State Historical Society, you can support the Society's important mission of interpreting, preserving and transmitting the unique heritage of South Dakota.

Basic Membership
Basic Membership benefits include:
· Free admission to the Museum at the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center.
· A 10% discount at the Heritage Stores at the CHC and State Capitol, the SDHS Press and the State Archives
· A subscription to South Dakota History, the Society’s award-winning quarterly journal.
· A subscription to “History Notes,” the Society’s semi-annual newsletter.
· Invitations to special events and exhibit openings.
· E-Mail updates on Society happenings.

Heritage Circle Membership*
All Heritage Circle Memberships include all the benefits of a Basic Membership, plus a tax-deductible contribution (everything over $50), free admission to the Museum for you and your guests, a listing on the Honor Roll of donor members in the Cultural Heritage Center Lobby, and an Affiliate membership in the Smithsonian Institution.

Additional benefits per category:
Diamond (annual gift of $2,500 or more)
· Benefits below plus a coupon to purchase a Sterling Silver Horse Effigy pin at a 50% price discount in the initial year.

Platinum (annual gift of $1,000-$2,499)
· Benefits below plus a coupon to purchase an Annual Recognition gift at a 50% price discount.

Gold (annual gift of $500-$999)
· Benefits below plus a coupon to purchase the “Book of the Year” as published by the South Dakota Historical Society Press at a 50% price discount.

Silver (annual gift of $300-$499)
· Benefits below plus a tax-deductible contribution of up to $449.

Bronze (annual gift of $125-$299)
· Basic benefits plus a tax-deductible contribution of up to $249.

            * — $50 of your membership dues to the State Historical Society are NOT tax deductible.

How to Join

• Fill in the pdf version of the membership form, or fill out the form below;
• Print out the form;
• Make checks payable to: SD State Historical Society;
• Mail it with your check or money order to:

Membership, 900 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501-2217

To pay with Visa, Mastercard or Discover, please include your card number, expiration date and signature on the card. You can also purchase a membership over the phone using one of the above credit cards. Call (605) 773-3458.

If you have any questions, you may send email to or call (605) 773-3458.

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