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Annual Members and Sponsors are the foundation of our efforts to be self-sustaining. Your generosity helps us to continue to provide exhibits, events, and programs free to the community.

Annual Membership Level


$30.00 per year

  • Admittance for 1 to “Night at the Museum”
  • 20% discount on event fees


$60.00 per year

  • Admittance for 2 to “Night at the Museum”
  • 20% discount on event fees

Membership Form


Annual Sponsorship Level

Annual Sponsorship is a great way to support the Museum. Honor a family member, friend or colleague; promote your business or organization.



  • Admittance for 4 to “Night at the Museum”
  • Name on publicity for "Night at the Museum"
  • Name listed as Supporter on our website 



  • Admittance for 8 to “Night at the Museum”
  • Name listed as Donor on our website 
  • 2 seats at private catered event



  • Admittance for 16 to “Night at the Museum”
  • Name listed as Benefactor on our website 
  • 4 seats at private catered event


$5,000.00 & above

Please contact Museum Director or Board member and we will create a benefits package for you.

Sponsorship Form 

Named Fundraising Campaigns

Buy-a-Chair for the Community Room

We completely renovated our downstairs Community Room – ceiling to floor including new chairs. For $100, you can name one of our chairs. Fill out the attached form and we’ll attach a plaque engraved with your choice of wording to the back of a chair.

Name a Chair Form

Wish List

We maintain a Wish List for the museum. From reproduction sconces to traditional oak chairs, we have a variety of wishes we hope to fulfill. Stop by the museum to see our complete list. Then simply choose an item, make a donation for amount designated, and let us know how you want your gift be attributed.  


Monetary Donations Restricted or Unrestricted

Monetary donations of any size are always welcome and appreciated. If you wish to make a restricted donation, one that is designated for a specific purpose such as publicity, exhibits, programs, renovations, etc., please specify exactly how your donation may (or may not) be used. Unrestricted donations will be applied at the discretion of the Museum Director and / or Board of Directors. To donate, click on the Donate button on our website, stop by the museum, or send a check to: Carnegie Museum, 105 Huron Street, Houghton, MI, 49931. Please make checks payable to "Carnegie Museum."

Keweenaw Community Foundation Designated Endowment Fund 

We have an Endowment Fund at the Keweenaw Community Foundation. The purpose of the Fund is for “the support, maintenance, and promotion of The Carnegie Museum.” Donations to our KCF fund will help us to build an endowment that will ensure the longevity of the Museum.

Donate through KCF

Donations To Collections

The Carnegie Museum is a non-collecting Museum. Occasionally, however, we will accept small objects such as postcards, photos, and small memorabilia which are usually then passed on to a local archive. We are always happy to help you find a home for your treasure and will direct you to a local group that maintains a collection. We often borrow objects from private collections to use in our displays for which we will put out a call for specific items or field of items.


Museum volunteers can contribute in many ways. There is a job for every interest -- from taking care of the building and grounds, to assisting with exhibit research and production, helping out during events, or managing the desk during public hours. During the summer months we especially need help in our garden and grounds and to cover our extended hours. If you would like to volunteer or have a special skill you would like to share, please let us know. We would be happy to match your interest with our needs! Stop in or contact the museum director.