The GLBT Historical Society operates two major sites in San Francisco dedicated to preserving and presenting LGBTQ history: the Dr. John P. de Cecco Archives & Special Collections and The GLBT Historical Society Museum.
Located in San Francisco's Castro District, The GLBT Historical Society Museum is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States. The museum celebrates 100 years of the city's vast queer past through dynamic and surprising exhibitions and programming,
The archives of the GLBT Historical Society contain approximately 800 collections of personal papers, photographs and organizational records. These collections include unpublished material such as letters, diaries and scrapbooks documenting the lives of both average people and community leaders. They also include the records of many community organizations, businesses and political campaigns.
Memberships are available at multiple levels, starting at $50 annually. All GLBT Historical Society members receive advance notice of upcoming exhibitions, programs and other events. Member levels include:
Membership | $50
Members are entitled to free admission for themselves and a guest at the museum and to most programs. They also enjoy expanded research hours (by appointment) at the archives. Members also receive a membership discount (20%) off all merchandise, and a subscription to the GLBT Historical Society’s monthly newsletter, History Happens.
Student / Discount Membership | $30
Memberships for high school and college students, and memberships for low-income people are available at a discount with the same benefits as regular memberships.
Sustaining Membership | $100
Sustaining members receive all member benefits, plus reciprocal admission to North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) member institutions. A NARM sticker is affixed to your membership card.
Supporting Membership | $250
Supporting members receive all Sustaining-level member benefits, plus invitations to VIP events at the museum and archives throughout the year.
Patron Membership | $500
Patron members receive all Supporting-level member benefits plus a special, docent-led tour of the Archives and Research Center.
Sponsoring Members | $1,000 AND ABOVE
Please click here for a listing of sponsorship levels and benefits, including naming opportunities.