membership - Join the crowd!

We welcome and encourage everyone who has an interest in local history to become a member. Membership funds support the Historical Society’s educational programs, interpretive exhibitions, and preservation of historic sites and artifacts.

Your support will help the Hayward Area Historical Society promote an understanding of our shared history and the challenges and opportunities of the future by collecting, preserving and interpreting the diverse heritage of the East Bay community.

It’s easy to join

Purchase a membership at the admissions desk.
Call us at (510) 581-0223.
Pick up a membership brochure at one of our sites and mail back the form.
Purchase online.


Membership Levels and Benefits


Benefits of Individual Membership include:

  • Unlimited admission to the HAHS Museum of History & Culture and McConaghy House
  • Complimentary subscription to Adobe Trails
  • 10% discount in the museum store
  • 2 complimentary research requests
  • Special members only openings and events
  • Discounted photographic reproductions
  • Free or discounted classes, concerts, events & programs
  • 2 Guest Passes to share with friends and family
  • Reciprocal membership in Time Travelers

FAMILY • $60

All Individual level benefits for two adults and:

  • Unlimited admission to the Museum of History & Culture and McConaghy House for Member’s children or grandchildren under 18
  • 2 additional guest passes


All Friend level benefits and:

  • Total of 8 guest passes
  • HAHS branded gift

SILVER • $1000

All Benefactor level benefits and:

  • Total of 12 guest passes
  • Invitation to the Annual Director’s Lunch

FRIEND • $100

All Family level benefits and:

  • Total of 6 guest passes
  • Reciprocal membership in the North American Reciprocal Museum Program
  • Free local history book


All Supporter level benefits and:

  • Total of 10 guest passes
  • Behind-the-Scenes tour or a Special Presentation

GOLD • $2500

All Silver level benefits and:

  • One-time discounted event space rental

Subscriber • $20

For those that live out of the area, but still wish to support HAHS and stay in the loop of what's happening. Receive 2 one-time use admission passes and a subscription to Adobe Trails.

Special Memberships (proof of status required)

Seniors, students and educators save $10 on Individual or Family level memberships. Educators receive a 10% discount on Discovery Kit rentals.


Proceeds support the Hayward Area Historical Society's temporary and permanent exhibitions, public programs, K-12 school tours, and other exciting activities at the HAHS Museum of History & Culture and three historic properties: McConaghy House, Meek Mansion, and the San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery. EIN: 94-1508257