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.
  • New Members can bring a guest and enjoy a complimentary New Member VIP Tour.
  • 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 (benefits valued at $20)

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

  • Two FREE guest passes
  • Complimentary invitation to a curator-led VIP Tour

$300 A&L Silver (benefits valued at $40)

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

$500 A&L Gold (benefits valued at $40)

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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 Jennifer Mooney, 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. For upcoming events, see our CalendarFor more information, see 2018 Impressionists Council Benefits.

$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).