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Membership in the Hampton Historical Society/Tuck Museum is open to all who wish to support the mission of the Society, which is to promote the history and heritage of the town of Hampton and the surrounding area.

We are an independent, non-profit organization. Our sources of income are memberships, donations, fundraising and bequests. The money is used for collection care, education programs, building and maintenance. Memberships are fully tax-deductible.

Membership Categories
  • Individual ($15)
  • Family ($25)
  • Senior 65+ ($10)
  • Senior Couple 65+ ($15)
  • Business ($100)

Benefits of Membership
  • Newsletter "Gatherings from the Green"
  • 10% discount on items in the museum shop
  • Research assistance
  • Invitations to "members only" events

A new members' "behind the scenes" tour of the Tuck Museum is held periodically. Here new members get a chance to meet each other, socialize with the executive board, ask questions, and enjoy a personal tour of all our buildings.

Why Join?
It's a great opportunity to meet people with a common interest while knowing that you are helping to preserve local history.

Give a Membership as a Gift
A membership makes a great gift for any occasion. To give one, use the regular Membership form below.

Business Members
Click here to view a list of the current Business Members.


Click the button for a printable Membership Form.


Click here to subscribe to our reminder system. We’ll send you an email reminder before each of our upcoming programs and events.

Join or Renew Your Membership Online via PayPal

Membership Category:
Select a Membership Category and click the Add to Cart button to join online using the secure PayPal facility.


Note: you do not have to be a PayPal member (or join) to use this facility

Additional Contribution at Sign-up or Renewal

You can add an additional contribution at the time you join or renew. There are 3 funds to contribute to. The Membership Form mentioned above has a place for doing so. You can also do this online via PayPal. All contributions are fully tax deductable.

The 3 funds are:

  1. Operating Fund
  2. Endowment Fund
  3. Building Expansion Fund
See below for an explanation of these funds. We urge you to give to one or more of them when you join or renew your membership. If you want to make a donation at times other than membership joining or renewal, please use our Donations page.

Add Contribution to Operating Fund via PayPal

Operating Contribution
Select an amount and click the Add to Cart button. You can add multiple items to your cart to come up with higher contributions or increments of $5 (e.g. $20 item + $5 = $25 contrib).


Note: you do not have to be a PayPal member (or join) to use this facility

Add Contribution to Endowment Fund via PayPal

Endowment Contribution
Select an amount and click the Add to Cart button. You can add multiple items to your cart to come up with higher contributions or increments of $5 (e.g. $20 item + $5 = $25 contrib).


Note: you do not have to be a PayPal member (or join) to use this facility

Add Contribution to Building Expansion Fund via PayPal

Building Contribution
Select an amount and click the Add to Cart button. You can add multiple items to your cart to come up with higher contributions or increments of $5 (e.g. $20 item + $5 = $25 contrib).


Note: you do not have to be a PayPal member (or join) to use this facility

Notes Concerning PayPal Usage

If you are not a member of PayPal, there is a question on the PayPal screen which says, "Newsletter by email? (enter Yes or No)". If you enter "Yes" you will receive notification via email that a new newsletter is available as an online PDF and a link to send you to the website to view it. This saves us printing and mailing costs.

Also, if you are not a member of PayPal, on the PayPal form you are required to fill out the shipping information, even if it is the same as your home address. This information will be forwarded to us by PayPal and we will use it for our membership database, enabling us, for example, to mail you a copy of our newsletter.


Contribution Funds

Operating Fund

This fund is for the normal day-to-day operation of the Society and Museum.

Endowment Fund

The Board has created a new Fund at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation that will accept donations and function as an Endowment Fund for the Society. In lieu of or in addition to a donation to the operating fund, we are encouraging members to make a donation to this endowment fund. The earnings from this account will aid the long term success of the Society and Museum.

Building Expansion Fund

An important goal of the Society is to be prepared for the next few decades and this means an expansion to our existing main building. Architectural plans are underway with McHenry Architecture to insure the long term success and security of the Society and Museum, to add not only archival storage space, but to increase the communications, display, retail, and research areas so we may keep up with the growing demands to serve our members and visitors. Many come nationwide for the unique history of Hampton. Please consider making a donation to the Building Expansion Fund—either personally, in memory of your family, or as a business sponsor.