Give the gift of Membership
Holiday gift of membership packages are now available. These gifts of membership are wrapped and ready to go. Included in the package is a temporary membership card, note to recipient of gift, Ward Museum Journal and a Ward Museum logo beanie Mallard. These wrapped and ready to go memberships are encouraged for pick-up only although they can be mailed for an additional fee with exceptions. If you would like to purchase a gift of membership please contact the membership office or if you would like to have a gift of membership shipped to you.
Membership has its benefits!
Whether you are an avid outdoorsman, an artist or someone who just appreciates art, you will see significant value in a membership at the Ward Museum. With your membership you receive many benefits. Now you can renew your membership or join now by choosing a membership level from Treetops Gifts online or you can print the membership request form and mail in with your payment.
The greatest benefit is the free admission to the galleries. The permanent galleries offer a unique opportunity to examine many previous Ward World Carving Competition winners and see how techniques and trends in wildfowl carving have evolved over the years. Likewise, the changing galleries offer a range from single-artist retrospectives to cultural surveys that explore specific topics relevant to the local and regional communities.
By the same token, if you are not able to take advantage of the free admission you can stay connected through the museum’s journal, which you receive with your membership. Not only does this journal keep you up-to-date with the happenings of the museum, it offers articles relating to art, nature and tradition. You will receive a copy in the mail and you can view the pdf version on the Members Only page.
You can choose the level of membership which is best suited for you. A personal membership is $35 a year and a family membership is $60. Join at the Family Plus or above level ($100+) and you will open the door to free admission to over 800 museums across the United States through the North American Reciprocal Museum program (NARM).
Every dollar of support helps advance our mission and expand the impact of this institution and membership is tax-deductible as a donation to a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Keep in mind, membership provides the museum with a steady and reliable source of income.
Your Personal and Family level of membership provides you with:
all the above and admission to the North American Reciprical Museum Program (NARM). NARM grants you free admissions and discounts to over 850 museums across the United States
Sponsor and above membership (Above & Beyond member) provides you with:
- All of the above plus NARM and
- Name on plaque in galleries
- Guest passes
- Higher levels receive additional benefits