Get Involved

The museum offers opportunities for volunteers and docents to help us with hands-on activities in our outreach programs for children. People can also be involved by joining the museum as a Member (Individual or Business) or by contributing to our Friends of the Museum. Our semi-annual newsletter is mailed to all Members and Friends of the museum, who are also eligible to receive discounts for our gift shop.

Museum Membership

Become a member of the Museum and help support Workshops, Exhibits, Special Programs, and Educational Programs. The Museum is a private, non-profit corporation governed by a volunteer board of community leaders.

Membership Privileges

  • Free Admission
  • Reduced fees for programs
  • Membership events
  • Primitive Pieces newsletter
  • Gift Corner discounts

Individual Membership Application

(Click here for a printable version of the application for Membership Form)

Business/Corporate Membership Application

(Click here for a printable version of the application for Business Membership)

Friends of the Museum

The Museum has an Annual Giving Campaign each fall for funding the support of particular aspects of the museum. This year we are celebrating our 130th year! Click here to read the letter from the Board to our members. Donors may designate contributions for general operations, for endowment, or for specific purposes like collections care, exhibits, or museum publications. The museum is a non- profit organization with 501(c)(3) status, so this support is tax-deductible.

Friends of the Museum Application

(Click here for a printable version of the application Annual Giving Campaign)


The museum relies on volunteers and docents in various capacities. We also count on volunteers and retired school teachers for helping our Museum Educator with our children’s outreach workshops and activities, which usually take about 90 minutes of your time per program.