Become a Member

When you join the Watkins, you help us share the history of Douglas County through innovative exhibits, creative programs, and educational experiences for young and old alike. And, as a member, you receive exclusive benefits, including exhibit previews, discounts on ticketed museum events, inside information, and other members-only perks, and there are multiple levels at which to join.

Membership Benefits & Levels:

Kids Club – $30/year

  • Access to exclusive kid-focused programs for children aged 5-12
  • A quarterly digital packet of kid-focused activities for children aged 5-12
  • Personalized birthday greeting from Ellie the Electric Car

Individual – $50/year
Student (with valid student ID) – $15/year

  • Quarterly Watkins newsletter
  • One discounted ticket for all Watkins programs/workshops/tours
  • $5.00 off a purchase of $10.00 or more in the museum’s gift shop
  • Members-only exhibit previews
  • Invitation to Annual Meeting

Household – $75/year

  • Includes all individual and Kids Club benefits plus:
  • Discounted tickets to Watkins programs for all household members

Associate – $100-249/year

  • Includes all Household benefits plus:
  • Your name listed in annual report
  • 10% discount on research fees
  • Vote for members of the Douglas County Historical Society Board of Directors

Supporter – $250-499/year

  • Includes all Associate benefits plus:
  • Your name listed on donor board
  • 15% discount on research fees
  • Two complimentary tickets to Civil War on the Border tours

Patron – $500-999/year

  • Includes all Supporter benefits plus:
  • 25% discount on research fees
  • Annual field trip/guided behind-the-scenes tour at area historic site or museum

Benefactor – $1000+/year

  • Includes all Patron benefits plus:
  • 50% discount on rental fee for a private event
  • Invitation to annual major donors’ event

J.B. Watkins Circle Fellows

  • $2,500 sponsors receive Benefactor-level benefits plus the option to sponsor a program or event
  • $5,000 sponsors receive Benefactor-level benefits plus the option to sponsor a changing exhibit, program series, or major event

If you are interested in becoming a J.B. Fellow, please contact Steve Nowak at (785) 841-4109 or snowak@watkinsmuseum.org.