Maine Historical Society



1822 Leadership Circle

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When you join the Maine Historical Society's 1822 Leadership Circle, you stand alongside like-minded individuals who love Maine and appreciate the importance of history. Members lead the way in supporting MHS's work to preserve and share Maine stories to enrich our communities today. In total, they provide nearly 80% of all MHS charitable support, and make possible vibrant exhibitions, K-12 educational programs, new scholarship, and Library acquisitions.

As a member, you'll get a deeper view into Maine history and unique perspective on contemporary issues. Enjoy special communications and access to historical collections, exhibits, and programs, as well as opportunities to shape the future of Maine Historical Society and our state through conversations with our Executive Director, staff, and Trustees.

Together, we can celebrate all that Maine is, was, and will become. Join us today!

Benefits and Experiences

Households with total annual support at the following levels enjoy special benefits on top of significant membership offerings:


1822 Leadership Circle member

All benefits below, plus:
- History book selected annually by Executive Director


1822 Leadership Circle member

All benefits below, plus:
- Customized, private tour for up to four guests of MHS's latest exhibition, Brown Research Library, or Riverside Collections Facility
- 25% discount on Research Services


1822 Leadership Circle member

All benefits below, plus:
- 11 x 14 archival quality print of your choosing from Vintage Maine Images


1822 Leadership Circle member

- Invitations to exclusive events, including exhibition and collections viewings, receptions in special Maine locations, and small group discussions with our Executive Director and special guests
- Periodic correspondence from our Executive Director about MHS activities and trending topics related to history and the state of Maine
- 25% discount on MHS Museum Store and Vintage Maine Images purchases

- *Donors age 40 and younger can become members of the 1822 Leadership Circle with a gift of $500.

Upcoming Events

Planning for 1822 Leadership Circle events is underway and will be updated on MHS's programs & events calendar. In the coming months, look for more information on:

February 2020
Insider's Tour of "Rufus Porter's Curious World: Art and Invention in America, 1815-1860" at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art with co-curator and MHS Trustee Laura F. Sprague

June 27, 2020
An Evening at Beckett's Castle, Cape Elizabeth hosted by Edwin and Matt Cahill