Because we are a membership organization, member dollars are the bedrock of our budget. Money from your membership is allocated to artifact acquisition and conservation, educational programming, family days at the Museum, marketing, and public awareness programs.

Purchase a membership

Select a membership level

We also provide funding and consulting services to our branch museums in Elizabeth City (Museum of the Albemarle), Fayetteville (Museum of the Cape Fear), and Old Fort (Mountain Gateway Museum).

Your membership brings special privileges:

  • Free or reduced admission price for ticketed exhibitions and select programs
  • 10% discount in the Museum Shop and online store
  • 10% discount on cardholder's meals at Pharaoh's - a soda-shop style restaurant
  • Circa, the Museum's bi-annual magazine, mailed to your home
  • Special events and activities designed especially for members
  • Invitations to exhibition preview parties
  • Member price for special events
  • Notices and announcements of Museum events, programs, and activities
  • Members e-newsletter
  • Personalized membership card
  • Fully tax deductible

Learn more about membership categories and privileges, including Benefactor status and the Young Associates group.

For more information about membership, membership levels, and the benefits of membership, contact Carol Grossi at 919-807-7853 or email