Become a Member

Join others who value what we can learn from the past! Members receive free admission to the Steele County Historical Society, use of the Genealogy Lab, free or reduced admission to programs and workshops, and other benefits. You can purchase memberships online or download the membership brochure on this page.

SCHS Members Get the Best Deal in History!


The Steele County Historical Society preserves and shares history today for tomorrow. Your membership support helps SCHS use the power of history to transform lives.


VISION: The Steele County Historical Society is a dynamic organization serving our audiences through public programs, research, stewardship, and through our consistent visibility. We will strive to be a credible educational resource, a welcoming gathering place, an active partner, and a forward-looking institution. Click here for a membership brochure.


  • Membership is valid for twelve months

  • Unlimited free admission to the SCHS Genealogy Lab

  • Priority handling of mail/email research requests 

  • Unlimited free admission to the History Center Exhibits

  • Free admission to lectures

  • One free guided Village of Yesteryear tour during the regular tour season of May 1 through September 30th. For individuals this is one tour, for family memberships this includes up to two adults and up to four children or grandchildren under the age of 18.

  • Quarterly newsletter with informative stories about Steele County history and artifacts.

  • Advanced notification of current programming and events

  • Invitations to exhibition openings, book talks, workshops, lectures, family programs, off-site programs, the annual meeting, and other member only events

  • Access to the national "Time Travelers" Program. If you like to travel and visit historic venues, including the Minnesota Historical Society, all you need to do is present your SCHS membership card and you will receive either reduced or FREE admission to over 300 participating historical societies, museums, and historic homes nationwide. 

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