Membership and Support Information

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Fort Calhoun Women's Club program at museum - January 1971
Our Story

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Support the efforts of the Washington County Museum with your annual membership.  We rely on the generosity of our annual members to keep us growing and telling the story of our county history in new and engaging ways to you.    An annual membership entitles you to:

  • Free museum admission
  • Free admission to events, including the Washington County Museum Talk Series (Washington County MuseumTS), Jam & Bread, and other programs
  • Advance notice of special events
  • Receptions and exhibit openings
  • Newsletters

Please join us as we strive to be the guardians of Washington County history.

Membership Levels

  • Free historic Washington County calendar with annual membership at the $50 or more level

Individual / Family $25

Supporting $50

Sustaining $100 – $499

Trailblazer $500 – $999

Platinum Trailblazer $1,000 or more

Please click on the  membership application and mail with your check to:

Washington County Museum

PO Box 25

Fort Calhoun, NE 68023

Financial Gifts

Consider a financial partnership with us as we endeavor to preserve and promote the history of Washington County.  If you would like your gift to be applied to a particular project, please contact us to discuss your ideas.  Our projects include educational offerings for students, genealogy, family histories, Lewis & Clark and others.

You can make a single gift, annual donation or set up a monthly sustaining amount.  Let us know how we can make your donation work best.

We rely on the support of our partners to keep us going – and growing!

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Estate Gifts

Please consider a one-time or on-going gift from your estate.  Our passion is to preserve the stories of our county’s history for subsequent generations, and an estate gift can ensure you partner with us into the future.

The Washington County Museum is a 501c3 organization and your membership and financial gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law.


Consider volunteering your skills and time to the Washington County Museum.  Whether you want to help a little bit or a lot, we have plenty of ideas.  Have tools and like doing repair projects?  We have a group of folks that gather on Wednesday mornings for coffee, donuts and a couple hours of handyman work.  Like hosting events and making cookies?  We need those too. Do you like kids and want to help with school tours? Or do you have an old-time skill that you can demonstrate to kids?  Feel free to contact us and discuss where you’d like to get involved.  You don’t need to commit to weekly volunteer work.  We need occasional helpers too!

The Women’s Guild is in place to support the efforts of the Washington County Museum.  These volunteers meet monthly, work on projects for the museum, help at museum events, and bake a lot of pies and cookies.  We love our Women’s Guild!  If you want to be a part of a regular volunteering group, this might be of interest to you.  Call us for more information.

Corporate Donations and Employee Matching Gifts

Corporations who wish to support the mission of preserving the history of Washington County may partner with the Washington County Museum with financial gifts and employee matching programs. We are a 501c3 charitable organization, and your contribution is tax-deductible according to the law.  If there are specific projects that are in line with your company’s community engagement goals, funds may be designated for that purpose.  Call us to discuss your ideas.

If you work for an organization that has a matching funds program, please consider supporting the Washington County Museum with your gift.