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 join as a member by choosing a membership level from the online store or you can print the membership request 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 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 sponsor or above level ($150+) and you will open the door to free admission to over 580 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.
Click the link above to join as a member or download the printable Membership Request form.
Your Personal and Family level of membership provides you with:
Your Sponsor and above membership (Above & Beyond member) provides you with:
- All of the above plus
- Reciprocal admission membership through NARM
- Name on plaque in galleries
- Guest passes
- Higher levels receive additional benefits