As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we rely on the generosity of our friends and the community. We appreciate your consideration of support by volunteering, becoming a member, or making a donation of financial support or an object for the Museum’s collection.

Join the crew!

Sign up to become an American Swedish Historical Museum member below, or call us at 215-389-1776, or email

Benefits of Membership

  1. Free admission to the Museum and Library.
  2. Free guest passes.
  3. ASHM's quarterly newsletter.
  4. Invitations to special events, including the Lucia Festival, Midsommarfest, Spring Ting, and more! Other special events, lectures, exhibition openings, and dinners are held throughout the year.
  5. Discounts on admission to most special events, workshops, and Swedish language classes.
  6. A 10% discount on everything in the Museum Shop.
  7. Free general admission to the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, the Swedish American Museum in Chicago, the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, Iowa, the National Nordic Museum in Seattle, and the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn, Iowa.
  8. An opportunity to join any of the Museum's affiliated groups, such as the Genealogy Club, the Auxiliary, and Midsommarklubben (a Swedish-speaking group for men and women).
  9. Ability to borrow films from ASHM’s Scandinavian film collection.


Membership Categories

Senior citizens (65 and over): $45
Receive all benefits listed above, one membership card, and two guest passes for Museum admission.

Full-time Students (with ID): $45
Receive all benefits listed above, one membership card, and two guest passes for Museum admission.

Individual Member: $55
Receive all benefits listed above, one membership card, and two guest passes for Museum admission.

Household: $75 (For everyone residing at the same mailing address)
Same benefits as for "Individual", but with two membership cards and four guest passes.

Organizational Member: $100 
Same benefits as for "Household".

Friend Member: $125
Same benefits as for "Organizational", plus listing in the Museum's annual report.
One-time 25% off coupon to the gift shop, good for one year.

Sustaining Member: $250
Same benefits as for "Friend", plus unlimited guest passes.
Free individual membership to give as a gift.

Patron Member: $500
Same benefits as for "Sustaining"
Half price facility rental. Restrictions apply*.

Key Contributor: $1000
Same benefits as for "Patron", plus a private tour of the Museum.

Life Membership: $2500

As a Life Member, you will enjoy all of the benefits that Membership at ASHM has to offer, including unlimited free admission, discounts at events and in the gift shop, as well as invitations and mailing on all museum activities and exhibitions. In addition to these standard benefits, you have the ability to bring free guests to the museum at any time, invitations to exclusive donor events, and a private tour with the Executive Director, all without ever having to renew.

Gift Membership

Looking for the perfect gift? Share the ASHM with those you love through a Gift Membership, a gift that they can enjoy all year long! Simply download the form at the bottom of this page.


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