Friends of MESDA

MESDA logo largeMESDA’s unparalleled collections span seven states and four centuries. Members provide essential support for the acquisition, conservation, research, and exhibition of important artifacts made and used in the early South. The Friends of MESDA program is structured to uniquely benefit the museum and those who are passionate about MESDA’s collection and its mission.

Member Benefits

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 store, including the MESDA Bookstore
  • Regular updates and quarterly e-newsletter featuring exciting new acquisitions and scholarship
  • Discounted member pricing for Behind-the-Scenes Tours of MESDA
  • Subscription to Old Salem Museums and Gardens Magazine

Membership Levels:

$45 Senior/Educator/Student discount (fully tax-deductible)

  • Main Benefits package
  • Admission for one (1) cardholder

$60 • (fully tax-deductible)

  • Main Benefits package
  • Admission for one (1) cardholder

$120 • (fully tax-deductible)

  • Main Benefits package
  • Admission for two (2) cardholders and one (1) guest

$250 • ($170 tax-deductible)

  • Main Benefits package
  • Admission for two (2) cardholders and two (2) guests
  • A complimentary one-hour Behind-the-Scenes tour for four (4)

$5o0 • ($380 tax-deductible)

  • Main Benefits package
  • Admission for two (2) cardholders and four (4) guests
  • A complimentary one-hour Behind-the-Scenes tour for four (4)
  • $60-level Friends of MESDA membership to use as a gift
  • Exclusive members-only opportunities at MESDA programs

Frank L. Horton Society • $1,000 (Details)