Join or Renew Your Membership

Join Hill-Stead Museum to help preserve Hill-Stead today, and for generations to come.  Browse our membership options to start taking advantage of all that Hill-Stead has to offer.

Annual Membership Benefits

  • Enjoy FREE, year-round admission to the historic house, special exhibitions, estate walks, First Sundays for Families programming and the Education Station.
  • Join In with Member Invitations to Hill-Stead’s Holiday Party, Valentine’s Day Toast, special exhibition openings, and more.
  • Be First To Know, First To Go with advance notice, preferred pricing and priority ticketing. See our current member-preferred opportunities in our Calendar.
  • Shop with a Smile using your 10% Museum Shop Discount.
  • Upgrades – Valuable Additions to any Membership.

Choose Your Membership Level

To see the benefits for each membership level, click the arrow.  The Join/Renew button will take you to paypal.com for secure payment processing.  Once there, you can pay by credit card or via your PayPal account.

Basic Memberships

$25 Student

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Includes ALL Annual Membership Benefits for one full-time college student

$50 Individual

$75 Dual

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Includes ALL Annual Membership Benefits for two designated adults, PLUSComplimentary Invitation to the Annual Tasting Tour (house, cellars, spirits)

  • Complimentary Invitation to the Annual Tasting Tour (house, cellars, spirits)
  • Complimentary Invitation to Hill-Stead’s Veranda Views & Cocktails Party
  • Discounted admission to specially selected events

$75 Family/Grandparent

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Includes ALL Annual Membership Benefits for two adults living at the same address AND their children or grandchildren age 17 and under, PLUS



Enhanced Memberships

Arts & Leisure Memberships (A&L)

All A&L memberships include all Dual and Family/Grandparent benefits PLUS cultural and social opportunities for two adults.

$150, $300 or $500 Arts & Leisure (A&L)

$150 A&L Bronze

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Includes ALL Annual Membership Benefits, ALL Dual and Family/Grandparent level benefits, PLUS

$300 A&L Silver

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Includes ALL Annual Membership Benefits, ALL Dual and Family/Grandparent level benefits, PLUS

$500 A&L Gold

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Includes ALL Annual Membership Benefits, ALL Dual and Family/Grandparent level benefits, PLUS

  • Four FREE guest passes
  • Complimentary invitation to a curator-led VIP Tour for you and four guests
  • Membership in The Art Museum Reciprocal Network (free admission at 37 member museums)
  • 10% off an annual rental of the Pope Board Room or the Makeshift Theater.*
*Perfectly sized for showers or birthday, anniversary, graduation and engagement parties.  For venue details, please contact Sarah Wadsworth, Rental Services Manager (860.677.4787 x134.)

Impressionists Council (IC) memberships – For Young Professionals

Both IC memberships offer arts-focused events & social gatherings for young professionals. It includes Hill-Stead’s annual member benefits, special IC events, such as The 12th Night Toast and the summer croquet tournament, and discounted dining at great local restaurants.

$75 or $150 Impressionists Council (IC) for young professionals

$75 IC Introductory

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Includes ALL Annual Membership Benefits, PLUS

  • Impressionists Council Benefits for one adult

$150 IC Philanthropist

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Includes ALL Annual Membership Benefits, PLUS

  • Impressionists Council Benefits for two adults

Dancers in Pink, Edgar Degas

Exceptional Memberships

Theodate Pope Riddle Society

The Theodate Pope Riddle Society recognizes donors of $1,000 or more with exceptional cultural events and elegant, welcoming social gatherings.

$1,000+ Theodate Pope Riddle Society

To learn more, browse the benefit descriptions below or contact Susan Orred, Director of Development (orreds@hillstead.org, or 860.677.4787 x131)

$1,000 Enthusiast (benefits valued at $100)

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Includes ALL Arts & Leisure – Gold Benefits, PLUS

  • Complimentary admission to regular historic house tours for two accompanying guests per visit
  • Complimentary invitations to all TPR Society events including exhibit openings, private home & garden events, and the Society’s annual Musicale
  • Complimentary membership in Hill-Stead’s Decorative Arts Study Group
  • 20% Museum Shop discount

$2,000 Aficionado (benefits valued at $200)

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Includes ALL Enthusiast benefits, PLUS

  • Complimentary admission to regular historic house tours for four accompanying guests per visit
  • Two tickets to the annual Holiday Party

$3,000 Connoisseur (benefits valued at $450)

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Includes ALL Aficionado benefits, PLUS

  • Two additional tickets to the annual Holiday Party (a total of four)
  • 10% off facility rentals for private celebrations and meetings

$5,000 Master (benefits valued at $500)

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Includes ALL Connoisseur benefits, PLUS

  • Complimentary admission to regular historic house tours for all accompanying guests
  • Free admission to all museum events, except major fundraisers

$10,000 Leader (benefits valued at $2,500)

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Includes ALL Master benefits, PLUS

  • A complimentary use of Hill-Stead’s Pope Board Room for your private event (subject to availability)
  • Special Donor Recognition
  • Two tickets to the Benefit Dinner Auction

 

 


Upgrades

Valuable additions to any membership!
  • $20 Guest Pass Upgrade   Bring one additional guest for free every time you tour the house. Your new membership card will reflect your Guest Pass status. Upgrade Now!
  • $65 per person Poetry Lover’s Pass   Enjoy a Season Pass to the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival ($100 value). Your  2018 SGPF Season Pass will be mailed to you in June 2018 and your new membership card will display your SGPF Season Pass status. Upgrade Now!
  • $50 per person Decorative Arts Study Group   Learn about Hill-Stead’s extraordinary collection of furniture, textiles, porcelain, clocks and more through talks, tours and special events.  Join Now!

For more information on membership, contact Kirsten Fuchs, Manager of Membership & Annual Fund (860.677.4787 ext. 181 or fuchsk@hillstead.org).