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What Unites Us Where were you in 1989? Driving Miss Daisy was lighting up the big screen, Paula Abdul ruled the radio waves, the colorfully geometric Memphis design movement was at its height, and in a stroke of good fortune for the treasures of New York City, the Historic House Trust (HHT) family was formed. In the 30 years since, HHT has evolved and matured as an organization, and our devoted members have been alongside us for the entire journey. As the world becomes increasingly divisive, HHT is more grateful than ever to be part of a family united by a shared passion for history and storytelling.

Become a member of the Historic House Trust and join our family. Members receive free admission to the historic house museums in the HHT collection, access to special events, and more (full benefits on reverse). Simply fill out the reply form and mail it back with your donation in the envelope provided, or visit our website to join online!

Power in Diversity Family is what you make it. No matter how you define your own family, it is made strong by shared memories, commitment to one another, and common hopes for the future. HHT’s family consists of the 23 remarkable historic sites entrusted to our care, the evolving past that these places embody, and the people dedicated to ensuring that this history survives and thrives. Each of these sites, stories, and people exhibit a distinctiveness that brings power to the whole. Become a member and add your unique strength to our family.

A Voice for Change Change happens when voices unite.With HHT’s recent launch of a multi-year initiative to improve physical and intellectual access to our sites, and an expanded focus on telling A special family moment at Wyckoff House the stories of often-overlooked communities, we are using the strength of our family to ensure that everyone has a voice at the table. Your support as a member is essential in helping HHT create an innovative future where differences are treasured and access is created for all.

Become a Member Today Whether you have been a part of HHT’s family since our founding in 1989 or you are new to our work, membership to the Historic House Trust is one of the most engaging ways for you to become a part of our significant mission.

Membership Levels:

  • Friend ($75) / Senior ($40):
    • One membership card
    • Free admission to all HHT sites*
    • E-blasts highlighting events at HHT Sites
    • Travel guides to HHT sites
    • Invitations to lectures and special events
  • Family ($125):
    • Benefits of a Friend membership, plus:
    • Second membership card
    • Free admission extended to members' children
    • HHT reusable, eco-friendly tote bag from RuMe© (the plastic bag ban goes into effect in 2020!)
  • Special Family ($250):
    • Benefits of a Family membership, plus:
    • Invitation to members-only events that allow exclusive access to cultural treasures across NYC
    • Join by October 31st and get entered to win a 1.7 oz Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Creme, courtesy of Estée Lauder (valued at $405)
  • Patron ($500):
    • Benefits of a Special Family membership, plus:
    • "Pay it forward" by funding five Family memberships that will be offered to visiting schoolchildren so that they can continue exploring HHT's sites with their families
  • Cornerstone ($1,000):
    • Benefits of a Patron membership, plus:
    • Private, behind-the-scenes tour of one HHT site of your choice*

Historic House Trust is a 501(c)(3) organization. All membership donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

*Due to certain restrictions, please inquire about access to houses that are not regularly open to the public, including the Seguine Mansion, the Little Red Lighthouse, Gracie Mansion, and the Hendrick I. Lott House.