The Montshire Fund

Become a donor-level member when you contribute to the Montshire Fund.

Your gift is important

Donors to The Montshire Fund make it possible for the Museum to operate and be successful. Admission and program fees are set below cost, and revenue from visitors covers just 59% of each visit. Charitable gifts underwrite all our programs and keep fees low. 

Donors also help us reach families in need and provide Museum access to people of all income levels. Thousands of people visit the Museum free each year through our partnerships with local human service agencies. Dozens of children receive scholarships for educational programs like Montshire Summer Camp.

Join or renew as a donor-level member now.


Donor-level members receive a variety of exclusive benefits

Donor-Level  Benefits
Friend: Add $35 or more to your basic membership

All membership benefits
Recognition in Montshire's annual report

Supporting Member: $200-$499 Six-person Montshire Membership
10 free admission passes
20% savings in the Museum Store
Invitations to special member and donor events
Complimentary Caregiver Card
Recognition in Montshire's annual report
Contributing Member: $500-$999 All Supporting Member benefits plus subscription to our annual donor news bulletin
Patron: $1,000-$2,499 All Contributing Member Benefits with eight-person Montshire Membership
River Society: $2500+ All Patron benefits plus invitations to a series of special River Society events and programs
Opportunity to name one of Montshire's permanent exhibits for one year

Under IRS guidelines, the value of membership benefits is not substantial so your payment is tax-deductible. Donors of $200 or more receive 10 free admission passes with an estimated fair market value of $12.50 each. For more information, download a detailed description of benefits and their value in PDF format:

2013 benefits and their value