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Your special Membership gift to the Museum now will support our $100,000 Membership Month Challenge goal! Become a Member today to help us elevate our mission to tell the American story through the lens of African American history and culture in 2022 and beyond.

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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 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