Become A Member

Become a Member of our Norlands' Community

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Following the spirit of the Israel Washburn Sr. Trust established in 1876, all who support the Washburn-Norlands Foundation are considered members and enjoy the benefits of the legacy he has left.

Your donation/membership ensures the educational and community programs at the Washburn Norlands Living History Center will continue to thrive and the Washburn family story will continue to inspire. Each membership helps support the operations of our 400 acre historic site: the buildings, collections, trails, farm and educational programs.

Members are called on to advise and enjoy the Norlands all year.  Membership is in accordance with the levels listed and is fully tax deductible

Members at the Sustaining level or above receive free or discounted admission to over 1200 museums and cultural organizations through the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Program. Visit for the latest list of participating NARM organizations.

A Norlands Membership makes a great gift!  Purchase a Supporting Membership for your far flung family and friends and give the gift of supporting Norlands while also allowing your loved ones to explore over 1200 museums and cultural institutions near them!

$35 Friend of the Norlands

  • Free admission for one person for 12 months
  • 20% off General Admission for accompanying friends & family
  • A Vote at the Washburn-Norlands Foundation annual meeting
  • A 10% discount in the Norlands Gift Shop
  • Invitations to historical presentations on zoom and in person throughout the year.

$70 Norlands Family Membership

  • Free admission for four household members for 12 months
  • All other benefits listed above.

$100 Norlands Sustaining Membership

  • Free admission for four household members for 12 months.
  • A 10% discount on Farm-to-Table Meals.
  • NARM museum admission benefits to 1200 institutions nationwide.
  • All other benefits listed above.

$250+ Norlands Club and Society Memberships 

  • All benefits listed above plus:
  • Invitation to Norlands Advisory Council Meetings.
  • Designate one sustaining membership for each $100 donated.
  • On-site recognition of your contribution.