Give Gift Membership

Thank you for sharing the gift of Membership in the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Your gift recipient will receive the full benefits of NMAAHC Membership based on the level of support you choose below. We will inform the recipient of your generous gift when the Member card and thank-you letter are mailed. (Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing.)

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Your benefits at this level:

$25 - Supporter

  • Membership card valid for a 10% discount at Smithsonian Museum Stores* and the Sweet Home Café
  • Our semiannual Museum newsletter
  • Your name listed on the Museum’s electronic Honor Roll kiosk
  • “A Page from Our American Story,” a regular educational online series
  • Email updates about museum news

Your benefits at this level:

$40 - Contributor

  • A beautiful Certificate of Membership, suitable for framing, that recognizes your participation as a Member
  • An annual wall calendar featuring highlights of the Museum’s collection
  • In addition to all lower level annual benefits

Your benefits at this level:

$100 - Associate

  • A limited-edition postcard set of four images representing the Museum, its mission, and its collections
  • A complimentary copy of The National Museum of African American History and Culture: A Souvenir Book**
  • In addition to all lower level annual benefits

Your benefits at this level:

$250 - Friend

  • A beautiful book that discusses the founding of the Museum: Begin with the Past: Building the NMAAHC**
  • An exclusive Member tote bag
  • In addition to all lower level annual benefits

Your benefits at this level:

$500 - Benefactor

  • A Supporter-level gift Membership for a family member or friend
  • An invitation to one special exhibition opening or Members-only event
  • A copy of the Official Guide to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture**
  • In addition to all lower level annual benefits

Your benefits at this level:

$1,000 - Director's Circle

  • Annual recognition in the Smithsonian’s Annual Report
  • A personal copy of the Smithsonian’s Annual Report
  • An invitation to a Members-only breakfast with a curator
  • A 20% discount at Smithsonian Museum Shops* when you present your exclusive Director’s Circle Plus Membership card
  • In addition to all lower level annual benefits

Your benefits at this level:

$2,500 - Director's Circle Plus

  • Annual recognition in the Smithsonian’s Annual Report
  • A personal copy of the Smithsonian’s Annual Report
  • An invitation to a Members-only breakfast with a curator
  • A 20% discount at Smithsonian Museum Shops* when you present your exclusive Director’s Circle Plus Membership card
  • In addition to all lower level annual benefits

Your benefits at this level:

$5,000 - Director’s Circle Champion

  • An annual behind-the-scenes tour
  • Semiannual insider updates from NMAAHC’s director
  • A copy of the lavishly illustrated book From No Return: The 221-Year Journey of the Slave Ship São José**
  • In addition to all lower level annual benefits

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Your benefits at this level:

$25 - Supporter

  • Membership card valid for a 10% discount at Smithsonian Museum Stores* and the Sweet Home Café
  • Our semiannual Museum newsletter
  • Your name listed on the Museum’s electronic Honor Roll kiosk
  • “A Page from Our American Story,” a regular educational online series
  • Email updates about museum news

Your benefits at this level:

$40 - Contributor

  • A beautiful Certificate of Membership, suitable for framing, that recognizes your participation as a Member
  • An annual wall calendar featuring highlights of the Museum’s collection
  • In addition to all lower level annual benefits

Your benefits at this level:

$100 - Associate

  • A limited-edition postcard set of four images representing the Museum, its mission, and its collections
  • A complimentary copy of The National Museum of African American History and Culture: A Souvenir Book**
  • In addition to all lower level annual benefits

Your benefits at this level:

$250 - Friend

  • A beautiful book that discusses the founding of the Museum: Begin with the Past: Building the NMAAHC**
  • An exclusive Member tote bag
  • In addition to all lower level annual benefits

Your benefits at this level:

$500 - Benefactor

  • A Supporter-level gift Membership for a family member or friend
  • An invitation to one special exhibition opening or Members-only event
  • A copy of the Official Guide to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture**
  • In addition to all lower level annual benefits

Your benefits at this level:

$1,000 - Director’s Circle

  • Invitations to exclusive insider events
  • A commemorative Director’s Circle lapel pin**
  • The book Dream a World Anew: The African American Experience and the Shaping of America**
  • In addition to all lower level annual benefits

Your benefits at this level:

$2,500 - Director’s Circle Plus

  • Annual recognition in the Smithsonian’s Annual Report
  • A personal copy of the Smithsonian’s Annual Report
  • An invitation to a Members-only breakfast with a curator
  • A 20% discount at Smithsonian Museum Shops* when you present your exclusive Director’s Circle Plus Membership card
  • In addition to all lower level annual benefits

Your benefits at this level:

$5,000 - Director’s Circle Champion

  • An annual behind-the-scenes tour
  • Semiannual insider updates from NMAAHC’s director
  • A copy of the beautifully illustrated book From No Return: The 221-Year Journey of the Slave Ship São José**
  • In addition to all lower level annual benefits