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Young Founders Society

The Young Founders Society (YFS) is the membership group for young professionals in the DC area who love history. Enjoy at least six YFS-exclusive events every year such as film screenings, history trivia nights, networking opportunities and more!

All YFS members receive these core benefits, plus the benefits listed under each level below:

  • Special access. Personalized membership card giving you priority admission to the National Archives Museum and free admission to Presidential Libraries and Museums nationwide
  • Advance notice. Receive email updates on upcoming programs and activities 
  • Discounts. 10% discount year-round, plus additional seasonal discounts, at the myArchives Store in Washington, DC and online at www.myarchivestore.org. 
  • Publications. Subscription to Prologue, the National Archives magazine.
  • Reserved seating. Access to members-only reserved seating in the William G. McGowan Theater at public programs

$60 Individual:

  • Core membership benefits, plus:
  • Invitations for one person to 6 or more special YFS programs and events throughout the year

$100 Dual:

  • Core membership benefits, including two personalized membership cards, plus:
  • Invitations for two to 6 or more special YFS programs and events throughout the year
  • Join with a friend or significant other!

If you're interested in supporting the Foundation at a higher level, you can join at one of the levels below and opt-in for a complimentary YFS membership for two:

$250 Madison:

  • Six reusable guest passes for friends and family on your visit to the National Archives Museum
  • One personalized guided tour of the Rotunda to view the Charters of Freedom inside the National Archives Museum per year
  • Invitations to attend exhibit openings and members-only events at the Archives throughout the year

$500 Jefferson:

  • All the benefits at the $250 level, plus: 
  • VIP reserved seating in the William G. McGowan Theater at public programs
  • Reproduction of a significant historical document selected by the Foundation

$1,000 Washington:

  • All the benefits at the $500 level, plus:
  • Invitations to attend special receptions prior to public programs throughout the year
  • Invitation to the July 4th Promise of America breakfast and priority seating on the portico for the ceremonial reading of the Declaration of Independence

If you would like to make your membership fully tax-deductible by choosing not to receive any of the tangible benefits of membership, mark the box for "I wish to waive all benefits" at the bottom of the screen. You will continue to receive event invitations

Giving a gift membership? Check "I wish to give a gift of membership" at the bottom of the screen and click next to enter the recipient's name.


$60.00

$100.00

$250.00

$500.00

$1,000.00

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