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The Society offers Annual and Life Memberships.  Dues are tax deductible and are a key source of funding for the Society.  The membership fees are applied to the  expenses of museum upkeep, public programs, mailing, website support, publicity, equipment, and basic  exhibit supplies.

Annual Memberships are $15 and run from January through December. Life membership is a one-time payment for permanent membership for $300 (also tax deductible). To join apply here.

In addition to memberships, the Society gratefully receives  donations from individuals or civic organizations, grants from community foundations, and transfers of  stock for sale to benefit  our mission. These gifts allow the Society to complete expensive projects such as installing temperature/humidity control equipment in the Early History Museum, buying exhibit cases, replacing worn carpet, and adding window air conditioners to the Hanna House Museum.  These critical improvements would be impossible without these extra funds. 

501c3 Status
The Wayne County Historical Society maintains a 501(c)3 status with the State of Illinois as a not-for-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible.

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Hanna House Hours:

Saturdays April-October,
except holiday weekends

Early History Museum Hours:

Saturdays November-March,
except holiday weekends


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