Become A Member

by Nov 15, 2016

We love tour groups!

The Boone County Historical Society enjoys hosting group tours of all sorts. From scout troops to tour buses and antique car clubs, we can accommodate a variety of groups.


Currently, all of our museums are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. When we reopen, tours should be arranged well in advance. Contact us at or call 515-432-1907 and leave a message. Since the Center is not staffed regularly, emailed questions get answered more quickly.

PLEASE Become a Member!

Join the people who are preserving Boone County’s history – become a Boone County Historical Society member! Due to the Covid-19 pandemic our museums are presently closed. However, the all-volunteer Board of Directors and other hard-working volunteers are working behind the scenes to preserve history and plan events for next year.

Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages! We are sharing historical pictures and facts every weekday on these 2 social media sites, to keep educating people about Boone County’s history.

We are also starting to plan virtual tours of our History Center, plus finding other ways to connect with Boone County’s citizens and students.


Please consider joining our Society or add your energy as a volunteer in helping to preserve Boone County’s history. If you can’t afford membership, there are many volunteer opportunities available. We invite you to get involved on any level you can.  Email for more information.


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People aged 60 or older will receive a 20% discount on memberships purchased on the 5th of each month! 

Sorry, but this special cannot be combined with any other special. 

Society Membership Rates & Benefits

Benefits: Members receive up to 2 issues each of Trail Tales magazine and The History Page newsletter each year, free admissions to museums, and reduced community room rental fees.


  • Individual Membership:  $25
  • Family Membership*: $40
  • Business/Organization+: $75

In order to keep improving our museums and our Society, we need your support! Your investment in preserving not only Boone County’s history, but your own, is an important one.

Don’t forget that a Society Membership is the gift that keeps on giving all year long! 

Interested in becoming a member or a volunteer? Email


All donations, no matter the amount, are needed and appreciated.

Members who donate $1,000 or more will have their name engraved on a plaque that will be placed on the History Center wall and displayed as a Benefactor of the Museum.

planned estate giving

Please consider a charitable gift to help support the Boone County Historical Society when doing your estate planning.

For more information call 515-432-1907 and leave a message or email

Society membership is not tax-deductible, but all donations to the Society are.

*Family memberships include adults within the same household and their dependents.

+Business/Organization memberships include both for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Even though we no longer offer Lifetime Memberships, we honor those Lifetime members who joined before 2017.


Any member who donates $1,000 or more will have their name engraved on a plaque that will be displayed on the History Center wall
and honored as a Benefactor of the Museum.

Please Consider Donating To The Society Today!