When you become a member of the Telluride Historical Museum, you play a key role in supporting the museum’s mission. Museum members belong to a community of passionate supporters committed to preserving and sharing Telluride’s unique cultural history.

Click here to become a member – or renew!

All museum members now receive free general admission during regular museum hours to other Smithsonian Affiliate museums. Click here to see a complete list of participating Smithsonian Affiliate museums.

Additionally, all members at the Zinc ($150) level and above receive member benefits PLUS a national membership from the Smithsonian Institution. A Smithsonian Institution membership includes:

  • Smithsonian Magazine (one year subscription) or Air & Space Magazine (six issues)
  • 10% discount at Smithsonian Museum Stores
  • 10% discount on all Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
  • Travel and study tour opportunities from Smithsonian Journeys
  • Free admission to the Smithsonian’s National Design Museum in New York City
  • A personalized Smithsonian membership card
  • 10% discount on all IMAX tickets at the Smithsonian
  • Welcome Package at all Smithsonian museum visitor information desks

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Member Benefits

In return for your membership gift, we like to thank you with great membership benefits. While there are special benefits for higher levels of membership, all members receive:

  • Unlimited free admission
  • Free reciprocal admission to Smithsonian Affiliate museums across the country
  • Invitations to member-only exhibit previews and events
  • Access to the museum’s member-only newsletter
  • 25% discount at the Museum Store
  • Free subscription to Telluride Tales: A Journal of the Telluride Historical Museum
  • Discounts on special events and family programs

Click here for a list of museums participating in the reciprocal membership program!

Quartz (Individual) $35
All the benefits of a member including unlimited admission for member.

Galena (Family) $60
Member benefits plus:

  • Unlimited general admission for two (2) adults and children seventeen (17) and younger

Nickel $100
All the benefits of a Galena (Family) member plus:

  • Two free (2) admission guest passes to share with friends and family

Business $125
All the benefits of a Nickel member plus:

  • Twenty (20) discounted admission passes to share with employees and stakeholders
  • 25% discount on renting the museum for special functions

Zinc $150
All the benefits of a Nickel member plus:

  • Unlimited admission for two (2) adults and children seventeen (17) and younger
  • A free Smithsonian Institution membership!

Copper $300
All the benefits of a Zinc member plus::

  • Unlimited admission for friends and family accompanied by member

Silver $500
All the benefits of a Copper member plus:

  • VIP seating at special Museum events and programs

Gold $1,000
All the benefits of a Silver member plus:

  • Engraved glass brick recognizing your support installed in the museum’s foyer

Historian $2,500
All the benefits of a Gold member plus:

  • Special “behind-the-scenes” tour of the museum by the Executive Direct
  • Complimentary use of the Museum’s Weatherford Gallery for a private event

Click here to renew or become a member today!