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WHY BECOME A CHARTER MEMBER?

Join us in sharing a passion to make this museum one of the most significant memorials and places of pilgrimage in the world. You will be among the first to step foot in the museum, walk through the African Ancestors Memorial Garden, experience its beautifully curated exhibits, and benefit from the genealogy resources in the Center for Family History.

Charter Memberships are only available until the museum opens to the public—expected to be early 2022.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a part of fulfilling our mission to honor the untold stories of the
African American journey at one of our country’s most sacred sites.​

Individual Memberships

*Benefits and levels are subject to change.

*A new program will be introduced when the museum opens, so future benefits and levels are subject to change.

$25

  • 1 Exclusive Charter Member Card
  • Priority registration to museum programs and events
  • Invitation to pre-opening Charter Member Day
  • Special events curated for youth

$40

  • 2 Exclusive Charter Membership Cards
  • Priority registration to museum programs and events
  • Invitation to pre-opening Charter Member Day
  • Special events curated for youth

$100

  • 2 Exclusive Charter Membership Cards
  • Priority registration to museum programs and events
  • Invitation to pre-opening Charter Member Day
  • Special events curated for youth
  • Unique Museum Spotify Playlist

$250

  • 4 Exclusive Charter Membership Cards
  • Priority registration to museum programs and events
  • Invitation to pre-opening Charter Member Day
  • Special events curated for youth
  • Name listed in museum's annual report
  • Unique Museum Spotify Playlist

$500

  • 4 Exclusive Charter Membership Cards
  • Priority registration to museum programs and events
  • Invitation to pre-opening Charter Member Day
  • Special events curated for youth
  • Name listed in museum's annual report
  • Unique Museum Spotify Playlist
  • Invitation to hard hat tour

$1000

  • 4 Exclusive Charter Membership Cards
  • Priority registration to museum programs and events
  • Invitation to pre-opening Charter Member Day
  • Special events curated for youth
  • Name listed in museum's annual report
  • Unique Museum Spotify Playlist
  • Invitation to hard hat tour
  • Private briefing on the museum's strategic vision and plans for exhibitions and programs

$2500

  • 4 Exclusive Charter Membership Cards
  • Priority registration to museum programs and events
  • Invitation to pre-opening Charter Member Day
  • Special events curated for youth
  • Name listed in museum's annual report
  • Unique Museum Spotify Playlist
  • Invitation to hard hat tour
  • Private briefing on the museum's strategic vision and plans for exhibitions and programs
  • Private site tour and viewing of architectural model and renderings with a member of the museum’s leadership team

$5000

  • 6 Exclusive Charter Membership Cards
  • Priority registration to museum programs and events
  • Invitation to pre-opening Charter Member Day
  • Special events curated for youth
  • Name listed in museum's annual report
  • Unique Museum Spotify Playlist
  • Invitation to hard hat tour
  • Private briefing on the museum's strategic vision and plans for exhibitions and programs
  • Private site tour and viewing of architectural model and renderings with a member of the museum’s leadership team

Organizational Memberships

Benefits and levels are subject to change.

$250

  • 4 Exclusive Charter Membership Cards
  • Priority registration to museum programs and events
  • Invitation to pre-opening Charter Member Day
  • Special events curated for youth
  • Name listed in museum's annual report

$500

  • 4 Exclusive Charter Membership Cards
  • Priority registration to museum programs and events
  • Invitation to pre-opening Charter Member Day
  • Special events curated for youth
  • Name listed in museum's annual report
  • Invitation to hard hat tour

$1000

  • 6 Exclusive Charter Membership Cards
  • Priority registration to museum programs and events
  • Invitation to pre-opening Charter Member Day
  • Special events curated for youth
  • Name listed in museum's annual report
  • Invitation to hard hat tour
  • Private briefing on the museum's strategic vision and plans for exhibitions and programs

$2500

  • 6 Exclusive Charter Membership Cards
  • Priority registration to museum programs and events
  • Invitation to pre-opening Charter Member Day
  • Special events curated for youth
  • Name listed in museum's annual report
  • Invitation to hard hat tour
  • Private briefing on the museum's strategic vision and plans for exhibitions and programs
  • Private site tour and viewing of architectural model and renderings with a member of the museum’s leadership team

Frequently asked questions

Charter Memberships are only available until the museum opens to the public; this is expected to be early 2022. These memberships carry with them one important benefit: being a part of creating an institution that will fulfill its mission: to honor the untold stories of the African American journey at one of our country’s most sacred sites.

 

As a special thank you, Charter members will have access to the museum before it is open to the general public.

Charter Members will always have the pride of having helped create the museum however all memberships to the museum must be renewed annually to remain active and receive benefits. Membership benefits will change from time to time.
  • Charter Memberships are valid immediately upon transaction.
  • To purchase membership online, click here.
  • To purchase a membership by phone, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to
    5:00 pm., call 843-834-2168.

Memberships are valid for one year through the end of the month. For example, a membership purchased August 15, 2020 will be valid until August 30, 2021.

You will receive your membership card in the mail approximately one week from the online transaction or receipt of payment by check.

The International African American Museum is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization (EIN 203398254). Your membership may be tax-deductible. For more information, please seek the advice of  your tax consultant.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at membership@iaamuseum.org.