Memberships and Contributions to the Lake County Historical Society

Dues are only $20.00 a year for a family membership!

The Lake County Historical Society encourages you to become a member. Membership dues are $20.00 per year. Any additional donations or contributions are most welcome. The LCHS relies on membership dues and donations to financially support the Smith-Zimmermann Museum. Click here for the membership form that you can complete to become a member and start receiving the quarterly newsletter.

  • Provides funding for the day-to-day operations of the Smith-Zimmermann Museum
  • Helps build the Smith-Zimmerman endowment to ensure the future of the Museum
  • Enables the Society to provide programs of historical and ethnic interest for the public
  • Members receive a newsletter about activities of the Museum and LCHS
Member Categories

To recognize contributions to the Lake County Historical Society by its members since 1966*, the following levels have been established:

Level Amount Level Amount
Contributors $50-$99 Benefactors $5,000-$9,999
Friends $100-$999 Historians $10,000-$24,999
Patrons $1,000-$4,999 Archivist $25,000 & Above

All contributions, whatever the amount, are important to both the Society and the Museum and are deeply appreciated.

* Since the Endowment Fund and our management of the Museum both began in 1996, this seemed a logical starting date.