​Des Moines
Historical Society

Membership Levels

Join or Renew Online

Click the button below to get to our online membership form. When you click on "Submit" you'll be taken to PayPal for a safe, secure online transaction to pay your annual dues.

Joining the DMHS By Mail

If you prefer, you may download and print the DMHS Membership Form and mail it with a check payable to: 
​ Des Moines Historical Society
Attn: Membership
P.O. Box 8038
Des Moines, IA  50301

Join Today


​Membership in the Des Moines Historical Society helps to assure the history of Des Moines is not lost to future generations. Your support allows the DMHS to fill a much-needed gap in the Capital city because let's face it, when the seats of city, county, state and federal government all operate out of the same town, a few things get missed. We want to make sure the history and heritage of this great city isn't one of them. 

As a member, you'll enjoy receiving our e-newsletter on a regular basis which gives updated information on current DMHS-sponsored events, historical tidbits about Des Moines, and other relevant features. You'll also be invited to our exclusive Members Only events. These occasions allow members access to privately-owned historical homes, into the archives of major Des Moines-based companies such as EMC and Meredith, or personalized research days that give you the tools to uncover your own family history, or simply to satisfy your curiosity.

It's also an affordable way to support your community and raise the level of general knowledge about Des Moines' history.


We'd love to hear your ideas. 

Annual Dues & Membership Levels

Individual                                               $15
Household                                              $20
Student (with ID)                                    $5

Not-for-Profit/Non-Profit Org's.               $30

Government Organization                       $50

Business, 1 - 50 employees                     $30

Business, 51-99 employees                     $60

Business, 100+ employees                      $125