You are invited to join us as a member of the Luzerne County Historical Society, one of the oldest organizations in the nation.  Since 1858, membership in the Society has supported the collection and preservation of the record of Luzerne County history. The Society’s Bishop Memorial Library & Archives, the Luzerne County Museum, the Swetland Homestead and the Nathan Denison House are major educational resources in Northeastern Pennsylvania.


As a member of the Luzerne County Historical Society, your benefits include:

*Free admission to our Library research facility and Museum
*Invitations to exhibit openings and events throughout the year
*The Forecast, the Society’s quarterly newsletter
*Discounts on items from our Bookstore and Gift Shop
*Special program announcements
*Reduced rates for special programs
*Reduced research rates

Membership Levels

A number of convenient membership levels are available for students, individuals, families, and businesses.

Student/Senior (65 and older):   $20
Individual:  $40
Family:   $60
Patron:   $100
Business:   $250
Life:   $1,000

Life membership establishes a permanent memorial, which never expiring, always bears interest for the benefit of the Society.  It is therefore a living membership perpetually. There are 538 on the perpetual membership list of which 55 are living.

Join Today

Membership forms can be found on the right.  To join the Society, mail the form with your check or money order to the Luzerne County Historical Society or contact the membership desk at (570) 823-6244 x 3.