We are excited to announce that we have joined the North American Reciprocal Museum Association. The association, referred to as NARM, is one of the largest reciprocal membership programs in the world, with nearly 1,000 member institutions. These institutions span the entirety of North America, with members in the United States, Canada, Mexico, El Salvador, and even Bermuda!
Not only is there geographic diversity within NARM members, there is also a wide range of interests covered by these institutions, from historical societies, to science museums and art museums. This means that no matter your interests or where your travels might take you, there will always be something new to see thanks to NARM.
Reciprocal membership benefits through NARM include entrance fees at member rates for all participating institutions (which makes many of them free!) as well as reduced prices for event tickets and shop purchases. Access to these benefits comes with the purchase of a Lexington Historical Society Contributor ($125) membership or above.
In Lexington alone, there are three participating institutions - Lexington Historical Society, Lexington Arts & Crafts Society, and the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum. If those are too close to home, how about considering a trip to Providence to see the Rhode Island Historical Society’s John Brown House, or the RISD Museum of Art?
Going on a trip soon? Take your NARM benefits with you! Maybe you’re heading to Miami for some warm weather. While you’re there, get the member rate for admission at the Institute of Contemporary Art or the HistoryMiami Museum. How about a sightseeing trip to Washington, DC? If you want to avoid the crowds, there are a dozen member institutions in the city that are worth a visit.
My favorite, and maybe most out of the way destination in the continental United States might be the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum in Leadville, Colorado. If you venture past the ski resorts and end up in the beautiful mountains surrounding Leadville, stop by the museum for free admission to learn about the history of mining in America and tour a historic 19th century mine owned by Horace "Silver King" and Elizabeth “Baby Doe” Tabor.
We are excited to bring these wonderful NARM benefits to our members. We know that our members are curious, adventurous, and hungry for knowledge, and we are honored to support that passion. These additional benefits provide an amazing opportunity to experience some wonderful institutions for reduced admission all because you are members with us, and we hope you take full advantage of them!
-Lina Rosenberg, Operations Manager and Archivist