Join or Renew Your Membership

A Hill-Stead Museum Membership opens the door to a year filled with arts-focused events, social gatherings, exhibitions and seasonal celebrations. We hope you’ll join in!

Annual Membership Benefits

  • Enjoy FREE, year-round admission to the historic house, special exhibitions, estate walks and First Sundays for Families programming.
  • Join In with complimentary admission to Hill-Stead’s Veranda Views Cocktail Party, Valentine’s Day Toast, Tasting Tour, and special exhibition openings. Receive discounts on an array of programs and an invitation to Hill-Stead’s Holiday Party.
  • 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.
  • New Members — share Hill-Stead with a friend on a complimentary New Member VIP Tour.
  • 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 Hill-Stead for You

$75 Hill-Stead for Two

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Includes ALL Annual Membership Benefits for two designated adults

$75 Hill-Stead for Families

Parents and Grandparents – enjoy family time at Hill-Stead. For two adults living at the same address and their children or grandchildren age 17 and under. Enjoy free admission to The Children’s Holiday Tour and Grandparents Day, preferred pricing on Family Portrait Day and for all Children’s Workshops and Summer Programs, plus special access to a Hill-Stead Children’s Birthday Party package

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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



Enhanced Memberships

Arts & Leisure Memberships (A&L)

All A&L memberships include all Hill-Stead for Two and HIll-Stead for Families benefits PLUS cultural and social opportunities for two adults.

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

$150 A&L Bronze ($120 tax-deductible)

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Includes ALL Annual Membership Benefits, ALL Hill-Stead for Two and HIll-Stead for Families benefits, PLUS

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

$300 A&L Silver ($240 tax-deductible)

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Includes ALL Annual Membership Benefits, ALL Hill-Stead for Two and HIll-Stead for Families benefits, PLUS

$500 A&L Gold ($440 tax-deductible)

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Includes ALL Annual Membership Benefits, ALL Hill-Stead for Two and HIll-Stead for Families 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

IC memberships offer arts- and outdoor-themed social gatherings for the area’s young demographic.  Mingle at our summer-long casual croquet tournament.  Meet up at the annual  IC Hike & Picnic, 12th Night Toast, and more.  A great fit for culture lovers age 21 – 40.
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 ($75 tax-deductible)

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Includes ALL Annual Membership Benefits, PLUS

  • Impressionists Council Benefits for one adult

$150 IC Philanthropist ($150 tax-deductible)

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Includes ALL Annual Membership Benefits, PLUS

  • Impressionists Council Benefits for two adults

 

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 the Development Staff at 860.677.4787 ext. 181 or kellyj@hillstead.org).