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Welcome to the Sacramento Historical Society!


As a member, you will receive:

  • Free admission to monthly programs

  • Early notice of special events

  • Free and unlimited access to the entire Golden Note and Journal digital libraries

  • Discounts on certain books offered by SHS at program meetings

  • Discounted ticket prices for special events (e.g. Enlightenment Awards)

  • A chance to be a part of history in the place that brought you the Gold Rush

Memberships are calendar year. Membership renewals after September 1st will be valid for the balance of the current year and following calendar year. 

Accepted payment methods: cash, check, credit or debit card. Please note that there is a $2 convenience fee on credit and debit card purchases only. You may avoid the fee by paying with cash or check.

To pay with cash or check:


Download the membership application HERE. Print and fill in the application and mail it with either cash or a check made payable to:


Sacramento Historical Society

PO Box 221035

Sacramento, CA 95822



To pay online:


Complete the membership application below. Once you have completed the application and selected the membership level you desire, click the "Go To Checkout" button at the end of the form. You will be directed to the payments page to complete the transaction. You will receive a confirmation email after making payment and a welcome email after your membership has been processed.

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