An Invitation to Join!

The work of the Shippensburg Historical Society is made possible by the generous support and participation of our members and friends. Membership is open to all who would like to support the continued work of the Shippensburg Historical Society in collecting, preserving, and sharing the history of the Shippensburg area. Please join today and help us continue to serve the Shippensburg community and all those who appreciate Shippensburg history.

Membership Privileges

Members of the Shippensburg Historical Society receive the following privileges:

  • Free, unlimited admission to the Stewart House and use of the Historical Society library and archival collections for you and your guests
  • Discounts on photocopies made at the Historical Society library
  • A year’s subscription to the Historical Society’s newsletter
  • Opportunities to volunteer at the Stewart House and at Historical Society events
  • Invitations to special “Members Only” receptions, functions and programs, including the Society’s dinner meetings and speakers
  • The satisfaction of knowing you are helping to preserve Shippensburg’s history for future generations

Membership Types

Join a SHS Committee!

Big changes are happening at the Shippensburg Historical Society! The Board of Directors recently created three new committees to help support the work of the Society. These committees offer a great way for you to get involved with the important day-to-day work of the organization.

We hope you will consider sharing your time and talent with one of the three new committees:

Budget and Planning Committee: With direction from the Board, this committee will help to set priorities for the organization, and raise the funds needed for the organization’s operations. This committee is perfect for members who have financial or organizational experience, or who might like to help out with fundraising efforts.

Programs and Collections: This committee will work directly with the Museum Director to enhance the Society’s research experience, tours, and public programs, and to develop new programs that will help more people to learn about and experience our local history. This committee will also be responsible for working with the Society’s Director and Curator to care for and manage the Society’s extensive historical collections.

Building and Grounds Committee: This committee will help to oversee the maintenance, operations, and preservation of the Stewart House, the Society’s rental property, and the historic outbuildings, as well as the grounds and gardens at the Stewart House. This is a perfect opportunity for anyone interested in the care and maintenance of historic buildings and its grounds. If you have a green thumb, or enjoy undertaking small household repairs, this would be the committee for you.

If you are interested in getting involved with any of these committees, please contact us by the information to the left of the page. Thank you so much for helping to support the work of your historical society!


Donation of Artifacts, Historical Documents and Photographs

The Shippensburg Historical Society actively seeks materials about the Shippensburg area and welcomes donations of appropriate materials pertaining to the history of the Shippensburg area. Though our storage space is limited, our curator would be happy to consider materials that you wish to donate, and for those materials we accept, we will ensure that they are protected and preserved in perpetuity.

Financial Contributions

The Shippensburg Historical Society is a non-profit organization that is able to carry out its work of collecting, preserving, and sharing the history of the Shippensburg area due to the generous financial support it receives from its members and friends. Direct contributions of all sizes are gratefully accepted. If you are interested in making a donation or would like to discuss supporting particular aspects of the Society’s work, we would be delighted to discuss the possibilities with you. The Shippensburg Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered with the Internal Revenue Service. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permissible by law.