Support the Ipswich Museum

When you support the Ipswich Museum, you do more than just preserve our town’s rich heritage. You make our history part of everyday life for students, families, neighbors, and visitors alike. Your membership makes exhibits, special events, and free school programs for Ipswich students possible. Your support helps with the ongoing restoration and preservation of our historic buildings and the maintenance of our conservation land. Your involvement is critical to running our tour season and engaging the public. It is through your generous gifts of time, property, artifacts, and donations that we are able to create a vibrant museum experience for all to enjoy.

Visit our Ipswich Museum Store to select your membership level and join or renew online.


Membership Benefits and Categories

As a member of the Ipswich Museum you receive free admission to both houses and to our evening and lunchtime lecture series; you receive our quarterly newsletter, e-blast announcements, and early notice of all programs and special events. Membership also entitles you to a 10% discount at the museum shop, and access to genealogy research.

Individual: $40

Family: $60 – All the benefits above plus unlimited free admission for 2 adults and children under 18 years of age.

Sustaining: $150 – All the above plus complimentary admission for one guest accompanied by a member.

Sponsor: $250 – All the above plus 15% discount at the museum shop.

Benefactor: $500 – All the above plus complimentary admission for two guests accompanied by a member.

The Arthur Wesley Dow Circle

Named for the well known 19th century Ipswich artist, the Dow Circle is a special level of membership, that gives individuals an added opportunity to help the Museum preserve and protect its collections. First-time members receive a framed reproduction of an Arthur Wesley Dow print.

$1,000 Dow Circle – Includes all membership benefits listed above plus unlimited free admission for your guests.

$2,500 Dow Circle – All the above plus a private tour of the Museum for you and your guests.

Corporate Membership

We are very excited to extend to the Ipswich corporate community some unique opportunities to enable you to support us and help your business, too.

Corporate Sustaining Level: $150- Business card ad in newsletter.

Corporate Sponsorship Level: $250 – Above, plus one day of free tours for employees.

Corporate Benefactor Level: $500 – Above, plus first floor museum space to host an event

Click here to join or renew your membership online


Annual Appeal contributions provide important support for carrying out the Ipswich Museum’s mission to preserve Ipswich’s history and to foster the understanding and enjoyment of the town’s diverse heritage as a community. Your one-time or recurring donation directly supports the Ipswich Museum’s education and outreach initiatives, exhibitions, collections and the upkeep and maintenance of the historic buildings in our care.

Click here to make a donation online today, or make your check payable to the Ipswich Museum and mail to:

54 South Main Street
Ipswich, MA 01938

Will your employer match your gift?

Many companies participate in a matching-gift program for charitable gifts made by their employees. Check with your employer’s Human Resources Department to see if your generosity will be made even greater through a match by your employer.

The Ipswich Museum is a 501c3 registered tax-exempt organization.  Unless otherwise noted, financial gifts are fully tax-deductible.


If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the Ipswich Museum, please contact us at or call 978.356.2811 to find out about our current openings.

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