Membership to Old Salem and MESDA
Membership provides critical annual operating funds for our non-profit museum efforts. Gifts from members help us educate and deliver compelling new programs, give us the resources to preserve and restore the architectural history and heirloom gardens of the Town of Salem, and strengthen our ability to collect and exhibit early southern decorative arts.
For questions or more information on memberships, please contact the Office of Development at (336) 499-7962. You may also reach us by email at development @oldsalem.org.
Becoming a member of Old Salem Museums & Gardens allows you to connect with others who share your love of history. Every day, we welcome friends who love and appreciate Old Salem’s buildings, collections, and landscapes, and they are introduced to opportunities they never considered and experiences they genuinely enjoy. The family of friends and members is always growing, and there is a place for you at Old Salem Museums & Gardens.
All members receive the Main Benefits Package:
- Unlimited, free admission for one full membership year to the Town of Salem, the Gardens at Old Salem, and MESDA’s self-guided galleries
- 10% off purchases in Winkler Bakery and in our retail stores (some restrictions apply)
- Access to members-only events
- 25% off one retail item (not to be combined with any other discounts or offers)
Old Salem offers members the benefit of making their gifts over the course of the year. If this interests you, and you want to make your gifts online, you may do so by selecting “Installments” on the payment page. If you would like to talk with someone about this giving option, please contact the Office of Development at (336) 499-7962. You may also reach us by email at development @oldsalem.org.
Friends of Salem
For individuals, couples, and families who make unrestricted annual gifts in support of the Town of Salem.
Frederic William Marshall Society
For donors who make unrestricted annual gifts of $1,000 or more to the Town of Salem.
Friends of MESDA
For individuals, couples, and families in support of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA).
Frank L. Horton Society
For donors who make unrestricted annual gifts of $1,000 or more to the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA).
Friends of the Gardens
For garden enthusiasts who make unrestricted annual gifts in support of Old Salem’s Gardens and Horticulture programs.
Flora Ann Bynum Society
For donors who make unrestricted annual gifts of $1,000 or more to Friends of the Gardens.
Pillars of Our Community
For businesses and corporations in support of education and restoration at Old Salem.