Make History With Us
The Belchertown Historical Association, a non-profit organization, exists primarily on income from your membership, event admissions, contributions and bequests. A cadre of volunteers is needed to help with events and programs, raise money, maintain the museum and grounds.
Become A Member
Our members come in all ages and sizes! A membership entitles you to: Unlimited visits to the Stone House Museum complex (excluding special events) during the membership year; Subscription to the Member Newsletter; Discounted Admission to all museum events and Special Member Privileges as announced. The membership year is May 1st through April 30th, and the dues range from $5/year for students to $35/year for families. You can give a Gift Membership or make a donation in Honor or in Memory of someone special. Click the Membership Application for the form and instructions.
Not receiving your newsletters? There could be several reasons – your membership has lapsed, your address changed, BHA membership has an incomplete address or our BHA membership data base may have an error. Please contact us so we can correct this problem.
Make a Contribution
Our Remembrance Garden book now has over 800 mentions! And the garden itself has the most beautiful display of seasonal flowers ever, due to the exceptional artistry and loving care of Millie Harrington and Becki Smith. Be sure to check out the spring finery on opening day!
For donations targeted for the Remembrance Garden or other purposes, please contact the Belchertown Historical Association by mail, phone or email.
You might also want to visit the Museum Gift Shop – your purchases there help the Association as well.
Consider BHA in Your Estate Plans
A charitable planned gift offers you the opportunity to make a charitable gift of estate assets to the Belchertown Historical Association. This can be as simple as an outright gift of cash or as sophisticated as a charitable trust or foundation that is integrated into a multifaceted financial and estate plan. One of the easiest and most flexible forms of charitable planned gifts is a bequest. A bequest, a provision in your will, allows you to establish a legacy for the Belchertown Historical Association and reduce your taxable estate for the benefit of your heirs while retaining the use of your assets during your lifetime. It is the easiest type of charitable gift that an individual can give, other than cash, and requires no financial outlay by you at this time. If you are interested in making such a lasting gift, your financial or legal advisor can help explain how that could be done.
Volunteer Your Time Current Opportunities
The good news is that we are growing and are offering more than ever. However, we need more volunteers to help us. Even a couple of hours can be a great contribution to the success of our organization and mission. At all the programs/events we offer during the year, we need people to make calls, make signs, help with planning/setup, collect admission fees, handout fliers, etc. Many of these activities can be done from your home or while you perform your own day-to-day activities. And, many of these activities do not require you to be involved at the actual day of the event. We have many options for your children to be involved as well. No prior experience or knowledge is necessary.
We also need people with ideas or experience and an “I can do/want to do” attitude. Many of our committees are in need of additional members to plan programs for the future. The committees that we currently have are: Fundraising, Membership, Building and Grounds, Finance, Museum and Archives, Nominating and By-laws.
Write or call us. Or, you can indicate your interest on the bottom of the membership form. Whether you have time or a talent you can share, we look forward to hearing from you.