Membership

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History San José members are part of a vibrant community of people who value the history of San José and the Santa Clara Valley. Members make a special investment in History San José to support education and outreach programs for more than 10,000 children a year, the ongoing collecting and conserving of the largest regional collection in California, and our wonderful gathering places for the entire community – at both History Park and our two historic sites in downtown San Jose: Gonzales/Peralta Adobe and the Carmel and Thomas Fallon House. Find out more about how membership supports History San José’s educational and community programs in our video below.

Best of all, your membership comes with these valuable benefits!

$50 Historian Membership includes:

  • Free or discounted admission to programs, events and lectures
  • Two personalized membership cards
  • Invitations to free members-only exhibit receptions throughout the year
  • Admission for six to the free, members-only Fourth of July celebration at History Park
  • A 10% discount at G & A’s Gift Shop

$100 Silicon Members receive

  • All of the above, plus
  • Four additional admissions to the free, members-only Fourth of July celebration at History Park (10 total)

$250 Cinnabar Members receive

  • All of the above, plus
  • A free photo session and family portrait by Master Photographer John Eric Paulson

$500 Quicksilver Members receive

  • All of the above, plus
  • One Historian membership to give as a gift ($50 value)

$1,000 Gold Members receive

  • All of the above, plus
  • Invitation to the exclusive Behind-the- Scenes Tour & Party

$1,500 Heritage Circle Members receive

  • All of the above, plus
  • Membership in History San Jose’s exclusive Heritage Family with special benefits, including invitations to social and educational events. For details, visit the Heritage Circle page.
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Full-time students & educators, seniors 65 or better, and History San José volunteers can take advantage of a $10 discount. See details on the Online Form.

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