Our members are stewards of the remarkable museum collections of American folk art, genre painting, and American Indian art, as well as our library's 90,000 volumes and special collections of significant 19th-century social history manuscripts. Through NYSHA's relationship to The Farmers' Museum, members take pleasure in one of the country's leading living history museums. Visitors experience life in the 1840s as they visit the blacksmith shop, purchase tin penny whistles, pet farm animals, ride the carousel, and enjoy historic homes, period gardens, and exhibitions.
NYSHA Membership Levels
All basic benefits for any two named adults, their children under the age of 18, and their grandchildren under 18. Two membership cards. Additional benefits include a 50% discount on general museum admission for two accompanied guests, and two free passes to each museum as well as the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) program offering discounts and/or admission to over 600 museums. Click here to renew your membership or become a new member.
All benefits listed previously, plus free exhibition catalog, free subscription to New York History and listing in NYSHA's annual report. Click here to renew your membership or become a new member.
All benefits listed previously, plus a private tour of the Fenimore Art Museum or Research Library led by a Senior Staff member for Benefactors and four guests (by appointment), one free request for extended library services, and a special social event. Click here to renew your membership or become a new member.
For more information, please contact Membership at (607) 547-1425.
About the North American Reciprocal Museum Program
Members at the Sustaining level and above are automatically enrolled in the North American Reciprocal Museum program (NARM) receiving free admission and discounts at over 600 museums throughout North America. Members present a current membership card validated with a gold NARM sticker to receive the reciprocal benefits. Some museums restrict benefits; please see endnotes in the participant list. Restrictions may apply for special ticketed exhibitions.
Auxiliary Member Levels
Student / Educator $25/year
Free admission to the Fenimore Art Museum, The Farmers' Museum and the Research Library for one specified student or educator. Click here to renew your membership or become a new member.
Far-Away Friends $50/year
For supporters living outside of the Cooperstown area who want to stay connected to museum exhibitions and acquisitions, as well as recent articles on New York history. Far-Away Friends receive a subscription to New York History quarterly journal, two passes to the Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers' Museum, 10% discount at the museums' shops and cafes, annual Heritage magazine, and an invitation to the Annual Meeting. (This level does not include limitless admission to the museums.) Click here to become a Far-Away Friend.
For more information, please contact Membership at (607) 547-1425 or email.
New York History Subscription
Free for NYSHA members at Contributing level or above and $25 annually for members at Sustaining level or below.