Membership

Membership is an essential component to the success of the Cedar Hill Museum of History.

If you would like to join the Museum, click here.

Benefits

In addition to the benefits listed below, museum members help the community to preserve and share the unique history of Cedar Hill.

  • Subscription to Museum Newsletter
  • Free or Discounted Admission to Museum Programs
  • Personal invitation to special events.
  • 10% Discount on Museum Store Purchases

Membership Fees

Student/Teacher $10
Individual $35
Family $50
Supporting Member $100
Sustaining Member $250
Patron Member $500
Leadership Circle $1,000

Leadership Circle members receive a quality reproduction from our photograph collection.

Donations

Items for the Museum Collection, sponsorships and all levels of membership and gifts are appreciated.

How to Give
Memorial and Tribute Gifts. Memorial Gifts are a thoughtful way to honor the memory of a loved one by making a gift to the Museum. A Tribute Gift is a way to honor a person or celebrate a special occasion like a birthday, anniversary or graduation. The Museum sends an acknowledgement card to the honoree or family of the honoree.

Planned Gifts. You may be considering a future gift to the Museum through your will or estate plan. Please contact the Museum if you are thinking of making a charitable planned gift.

Corporate Sponsorships. Special events can be sponsored at varying funding levels.

Artifact or Archive Donations. Exhibits are greatly enhanced by actual artifacts, the Museum is actively seeking items to add to the collection. If you have are aware of items that tell the story of Cedar Hill that may be available, please contact us.

Private Collection “Adoption Record”. For artifacts that are being enjoyed by the family, we would appreciate being allowed to document them and trace the item’s history. This “adoption record” will allow the community to enjoy Cedar Hill’s history through your family history. Inheritance cards will be provided that can be attached to the artifact. The Museum appreciates your cooperation in letting others know of our collection and efforts to share the story of Cedar Hill.

MONETARY CONTRIBUTION
The Cedar Hill Museum relies primarily on financial contributions and membership dues to cover the costs of our programs. Your contribution helps sustain Cedar Hill’s sense of community.

The Cedar Hill Museum provides a venue for exploration of the unique history and culture of the Cedar Hill region through exhibits, tours, research, educational programming, family fun days and other special events. Without donations from individuals like yourself, this experience of learning and interacting with history would not be available in Cedar Hill. Please join us in preserving and sharing our history by making a tax deductible donation today.

If you would like to make an immediate or reoccurring gift using your credit card through Pay Pal please contact us.

Volunteer

Are you interested in local history? If so, please join our team of volunteers and help bring the past into the future. Fill out our volunteer form today or contact us.

RESEARCH, WRITING AND EDITING
This work is continually being done for use in temporary exhibits and in the various museum projects.

CATALOGING COLLECTION
This is an ongoing project of digitizing, cataloging and organizing the growing collection of artifacts, photographs, documents and books.  Museum software program, Past Perfect V, is currently in use.

DOCENTS
Provide a general overview of Cedar Hill’s history at the Government Center lobby, the Zula B. Wylie Library or the Museum in Historic Downtown Cedar Hill.   Another opportunity is to visit special interests groups or students in their classrooms utilizing the Loan Kit of photographs and artifacts.

WALKING TOUR GUIDES
Tell the story of over 25 sites on the 2.2 mile historic route.

PROJECT COORDINATOR
Help organize a local history themed program.

SEAMSTRESSES
Create costumes for reenactors and storytellers.

COUNTRY DAY ON THE HILL
Organize children’s games, arts and crafts.

COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT
Learn about the Museum’s collection, database, how objects are accessioned and stored. Help with inventory of objects, database entry and object display.

EXHIBITS ASSISTANT
Assist in research, determine content, objects and photographs for temporary exhibits. Install exhibit components, mount photos, create text panels and graphics. Individual should enjoy researching history and have ability to work independently with some assistance.

See Calendar for Additional Projects

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer for the CHMH will be required to complete an application in order to evaluate skills, needs and commitment level, as well as to give the volunteer an opportunity to see where they can be of service within the museum.

Requirements for application:

  • Must be 16 years of age or older. If under 18, must have parental consent.
  • Able to commit at least one year to the program.
  • Have access to the Internet.
  • Participate in training.
  • Pass a reference and background check.
  • Become a member of the CHMH.

Application process: Fill out and return an application and skills inventory sheet. An interview will be set which will be a two-way communication process. It provides an opportunity for both parties to assess each other to determine how the volunteer will best fit in the operations of the Museum.

Items to be discussed during the interview:

  • Your interests, skills, and past experiences
  • Availability
  • Time commitment to the Volunteer Services Program
  • Volunteer service areas
  • Background check form
  • Liability waiver form
  • Medical release form
  • Training

To apply, please fill out the application and skills inventory sheet, and return them to:
Volunteer Coordinator
Cedar Hill Museum of History
P.O. Box 1021
Cedar Hill, Texas 75104

972 293-3806

Our Next Event

The Cedar Hill Museum of History board meets the second Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at 607 Cedar Street. 

Now on Display

Charles E. Finsley
Memorial Fossil Exhibit

Friday through Saturday
11 am to 3 pm
by Alan Peters,
Paleontologist

Paleontologist Alan Peters with Museum visitor Josh Porter