Membership Information

Be a Friend of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum
The Sam Houston Memorial Museum is part of Sam Houston State University and is dedicated to preserving the life and legacy of Sam Houston the Statesman, General in the Texas War of Independence, Former Governor of Tennessee, first President of the Republic of Texas, U.S. Senator and Governor of Texas. As a Friend of the Museum you will experience the largest single collection of Houston artifacts and memorabilia.

Keep the Legend Alive
Your support helps the museum preserve Texas history as seen through the eyes of Sam Houston. In addition, you will help share his legacy with children and the public through special events and programming.

Enjoy Friends of the Museum Benefits
From field trips to workshops to opening night receptions, the Museum offers many benefits to its friends. Friends of the Museum receive a calendar of events so you can enjoy new exhibits at your leisure. Our gift shop offers a variety of Sam Houston, Texana and other gifts. You will receive discounts in our gift shop and others, as well as discounted or free tickets to our annual Folk Festival held each spring.

NEW UPDATE! Become a Friend of the Museum at the $100 (Raven) Level and receive 50% discount on rentals at the Museum.


Donations

Donate by Mail: For more information regarding being a museum member please contact the museum at (936) 294-1832 or download the membership form (PDF). Print the form, fill it out and mail it to us at the address on it.

Donate Online: By clicking the Give Now link, you will be taken to SHSU's University Advancement page where you can give your gift online. Simply follow the prompt and make sure you select Friends of the Museum in the Gift Designation drop down menu so you will not miss out on the benefits of being a Friend of the Museum.


Membership Prices and Benefits:

Student: $10

  • Invitation to receptions and special events
  • 10% discount on Wigwam Neosho purchases
  • Receive quarterly calendar of events
  • Personalized membership card

Texian: $45

  • Invitation to receptions & special events
  • 10% discount on Museum Store purchases
  • Receive quarterly calendar of events
  • Personalized membership card

The Raven: $100
(Raven is the name given to Sam Houston by the Cherokees)

  • All Texian level benefits
  • Private guided tour (by appointment)
  • Discount rate for up to 4 tickets to our Folk Festival held each spring

Margaret Lea: $250
(Margaret Lea was Sam Houston's wife.)

  • All Texian level benefits
  • Private guided tour (by appointment)
  • Four weekend passes to the Folk Festival held each spring

Lone Star: $500

  • All benefits plus a special gift

Honor: $1000
(The word "Honor" was inscribed in Sam Houston's ring that his mother gave him.)

  • All benefits plus a unique gift

 

Gifts to Sam Houston Memorial Museum are tax deductible as allowed by law.