Join the Museum

Without members, there is no museum.

As a nonprofit organization the Museum of Hounds & Hunting North America, Inc. relies on a variety of funding sources for its maintenance and activities. Every form of support, whether an individual membership or a substantial donation, is appreciated in equal measure. But beyond the operating funds that flow from subscriptions, each person who says “yes” to membership adds force to the collective effort to “preserve the rich North American heritage of hunting with hounds, for today and for the future.” If you agree that this is a worthwhile mission, we encourage you to join the Museum dedicated to this effort.

Why join the museum?

Your support allows us to share the museum’s collection with the public and hundreds of visitors from around the globe who visit each year.

Your generosity supports...

As we strive to improve the museum and fulfill its mission, support is more important than ever. We thank our members, donors, volunteers and corporate and business sponsors for their loyalty and enthusiasm, and look forward to working with new friends of the Museum as we look toward the future.

Norman Fine and Anita Barnes at a MHHNA event
MHHNA Members Norman Fine & Anita Barnes at an event.

Membership Options

When you join, you will receive tangible benefits in addition to the personal satisfaction of knowing you’ve helped preserve, protect, and promote this irreplaceable facet of sporting life and culture.

Included with all memberships:

Your membership is fully deductible from taxable income in accordance with the provisions of the Federal income tax law. The Museum of Hounds and Hunting, North America is a private entity as defined in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code, as amended, and to which donations are tax deductible under section 170 of the code.

Two Ways to Join or Donate

Membership Options

Life Member

$ 1000 One Time
  • Free museum admission
  • Two VIP tours for 4 people (1 hour)
  • Exclusive invitation to events
  • Annual Members-Only Reception
  • Advanced early notice for special reserved events
  • Sponsored tours to other museums
  • Commemorative Pin
  • Annual Newsletter
  • Current museum poster

Patron

$ 250 Annually
  • Free museum admission
  • VIP tour for 4 people (1 hour)
  • Exclusive invitation to events
  • Annual Members-Only Reception
  • Advanced early notice for special reserved events
  • Sponsored tours to other museums
  • Commemorative Pin
  • Annual Newsletter
  • Current museum poster

Sponsor

$ 150 Annually
  • Free museum admission
  • Free admission for an additional adult and children at the same address
  • Exclusive invitation to events
  • Annual Members-Only Reception
  • Sponsored tours to other museums
  • Commemorative Pin
  • Annual Newsletter
  • Current museum poster

Family

Two adults + children
$ 90 Annually
  • Free museum admission
  • Exclusive invitation to events
  • Annual Members-Only Reception
  • Sponsored tours to other museums
  • Commemorative Pin
  • Annual Newsletter

Individual

18+
$ 50 Annually
  • Free museum admission
  • Exclusive invitation to events
  • Annual Members-Only Reception
  • Sponsored tours to other museums
  • Commemorative Pin
  • Annual Newsletter

Junior

18 and under
$ 10 Annually
  • Free museum admission
  • Junior museum events
  • Annual Members-Only Reception
  • Sponsored tours to other museums
  • Commemorative Pin
  • Annual Newsletter

Hunt Club

Individual benefits do not apply.
This is for clubs only
$ 100 Annual Gift
  • Annual Reception Invitation
  • Button added to Hunt Button Exhibit
  • Hunt's memorabilia included in museum archives and database

Two Ways to Join or Donate

Gift memberships

For family, friends, associates, or fellow hunt members

Provide a distinctive opportunity to both further support the Museum’s mission while offering the benefits of membership to others.

 A gift subscription shows you care about the sporting heritage of North America and that you know the recipient shares that enthusiasm. It’s a thoughtful expression that will last well beyond the day it’s received and will provide the new member with many educational and social opportunities throughout the year.

Special Giving

Corporate Alliances & Sponsorship

We work closely with both corporations and businesses to help provide funding for the core activities of the Museum and the protection of the Collection.

Annual Giving

When you give an unrestricted gift to the Annual Giving appeal, you become a vested partner in the Museum’s mission. The member’s response is direct recognition by the donors of the importance of our programs and projects.

Exhibition Sponsorship

Help us continue to present interesting and diverse subject matter to the public. Educational exhibits bring the message of the museum to the public.

Examples of Giving...

Good Printers

Prints the Museum news
Bridgewater, VA

Celebrations Catering

Contributes to the Annual Members Reception
Sterling, VA

Mr. Elias Guy

Sends a “worthy” ham annually to the Annual Members Reception
Williamsburg, VA

Anonymous Donor

$25,000 matching grant for the installation of the Kluge Artisan Exhibits

Celebrations Catering

Contributes to the Annual Members Reception
Sterling, VA

The Sporting Gallery

Wrote articles for brochures, assisted in research on specific artworks, books & artifacts
Pennington, NJ

The Red Fox Fine Art

Wrote articles for brochures, assisted in research on specific artworks, books & artifacts
Middleburg, VA

Bookseller Robin Bledsoe

Wrote articles for brochures, assisted in research on specific artworks, books & artifacts
Boston, MA

Mathew Biscotti

Wrote articles for brochures, assisted in research on specific artworks, books & artifacts
Ohio

Artist Sandra Forbush

Gave valuable artwork and copyright to the Museum.
Flint Hill, VA

Artist Anita Baarns

Donated valuable artwork and gave copyright to the Museum.
Round Hill, VA

Artist Gary Stinton

Donated valuable artwork and gave copyright to the Museum.
Herefordshire, UK

Numerous Volunteers

Wrote, dusted, appraised, stirred, served, greeted, bounced, built displays, created exhibits, and picked colors for walls

Friends & Members

Donated and loaned pieces of art from their personal and family collections to the well received art exhibitions by Franklin Voss, Paul Brown and Richard Newton, the first three exhibitions in the Museum’s American Sporting Artists series

Ready to become a member?