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Safeguard Iowa's history by becoming a member of the State Historical Society!

PDF Document Download Membership Form

Download this PDF form, fill it out, and mail to the address indicated and we will process your membership!

If you have any questions contact:

Joan Kiernan, Memberships
600 E. Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Because you understand the importance of passing our history on to future generations, they will know how you and others shaped the world they live in.

By becoming a member you will help preserve and provide access to Iowa's heritage through our museum, libraries, archives, publications, historic sites, and many other programs and activities, as well as help future generations feel connected to those

Membership is a Great Gift Idea, Too!

A SHSI membership also makes a great gift for family and friends who have moved away from Iowa. It will help keep them connected to home!

All members receive the following benefits:

Basic Membership ($50):

  • Iowa Heritage Illustrated magazine
  • Iowa Historian electronic newsletter

Heritage Circle Memberships ($100):

  • All Basic Membership benefits plus:
  • The Annals of Iowa, our quarterly history journal
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