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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 2 funds are:

  1. Operating Fund
  2. Building Fund
A Matching Gift Program has been established, thanks to generous anonymous donors, that will enable us to triple the value of each donation to the Building Fund thru June 2015 on a dollar to dollar basis, up to a total $55,000. Click here for more info.
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 Building 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.

Building Fund

An important goal of the Society is to be prepared for the next few decades and this means an expansion into a 2500 sq. ft. office suite near the center of Hampton on estate property of former merchant, Joshua A. Lane. This location will serve as our much-needed Collections & Research Center (CRC), taking the pressure off the overcrowded space at the Tuck Museum on Park Ave. Please consider making a donation to the Building Fund — either personally, in memory of your family, or as a business sponsor.