Frederic William Marshall Society

Donors who make unrestricted annual gifts of $1,000 or more are members of the Frederic William Marshall Society. The Frederic William Marshall Society, created in 1985 to recognize and honor donors of exceptional annual gifts, also honors a man who worked diligently to plan the Town of Salem.




Members at all levels receive the Main Benefits Package:

  • Unlimited complimentary general admission to MESDA’s self-guided galleries, the Town of Salem, and the Gardens at Old Salem
  • 10% off all purchases in Old Salem’s retail stores and online, including the MESDA Bookstore
  • E-newsletters featuring exciting new scholarship and museum updates
  • Discounted member pricing for Behind the Scene Tours of MESDA

Society level • $1,ooo (fully tax-deductible)

  • Admission for 8
  • 1 Dual membership to use as a gift
  • Recognition in select Old Salem Museums & Gardens print materials
  • Behind-the-Scenes tours at MESDA for members only
  • Invitations to distinctive programs and unique opportunities

Curators level • $2,5oo (fully tax-deductible)

  • All Society Level membership benefits

 Collectors level • $5,ooo (fully tax-deductible)

  • All Botanist Level membership benefits
  • Signed copy of one first run OSMG publication

Benefactors level • $1o,ooo  (fully tax-deductible)

  • All Arborist Level membership benefits
  • Participation in the Winkler Bakery Bread of the Month Club
  • Limited edition reproduction Salem Garden Bench designed by Uwharrie Chair Company

President’s level • $15,ooo ($14,758 is tax-deductible)

  • All Benefactors Level membership benefits
  • A customized museum class OR hearthside meal for 8 including member(s)

Chairman’s level • $25,ooo ($24,758 is tax-deductible)

  • All President’s Level membership benefits