Membership

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 the online store.

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. An Individual membership is $50 a year and a Family membership is $75. Join at the Friends or above level ($150+) and you will open the door to free admission to over 1,000 museums across the United States through the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (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.

Purchase A Membership Right Here!

Individual $50

All other membership levels include the benefits of the Personal Membership as well as additional benefits listed below each category.

Family $75

(2 adults and children under 18 years old)

  • Two membership cards and additional Individual membership benefits

Friends $150

(2 adults and children under 18 years old)

  • Family membership benefits
  • NARM: Reciprocal admission to over 1,000 museums across the United States

Wild Goose Club $500

  • Friends Membership benefits
  • Two tickets to the Ward World Championship
  • Recognition in publications
  • 10 guest passes annually

Golden Goose Society $1000

  • Wild Goose Club benefits
  • A Golden Goose Society pin and name badge
  • An invitation to exclusive Spring and Fall Migration Events

Benefactor Society $5000

  • Wild Goose Club benefits
  • A Benefactor Society pin and name badge
  • An invitation to exclusive Spring and Fall Migration Events
  • One private Director & Curator’s tour of the Ward Museum

Join now or download the printable Membership Request form and become a member today! Or call the museum to join 410-742-4988 ext. 120.