wthslogo1.gifThe Society welcomes all membership applications. The Society also welcomes visitors and the participation of non-members at its meetings and activities. The WTHS membership has ranged between about 450 and 600 persons over the last decade, but we are growing. There are several classifications of membership in the WTHS including: Life, Sustaining, Family, Individual and Group. Full information is available by contacting the Society at:

P.O. Box 111046
Memphis, Tennessee 38111

Membership Benefits:

  • full voting rights in the affairs of the Society
  • electronic newsletter
  • a copy of the annual WTHS Papers
  • a forum for publishing and/or presenting research
  • assistance with projects, grants, publications and publicity
  • use of the Society’s historical collections


  • regular meetings featuring historical programs
  • special projects and workshops
  • historical field trips
  • collection and preservation of historical materials
  • historical markers program
  • publication of newsletter and WTHS Papers
  • sponsorship of publication of original and out-of-print research

Membership Levels:
* Student and group memberships can be entered at reduced rates upon request.

Individual $35
Institutional (no voting privileges) $50
Family / Couple $50
Sustaining $75
Patron $100
Benefactor $250
Advocate $500
Life $500
Legacy $1000

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