Support Us

You can support the Chapel Hill Historical Society by joining as a member, buying books, offering to donate materials, and/or volunteering.

Join the Historical Society

Your contribution is tax deductible and supports the educational programs, special projects and publications of the Historical Society. You can join or renew by mail or online.
Giving Categories:

  • Sponsor – $1,000
  • Benefactor – $500
  • Patron – $250
  • Donor – $100
  • Supporter – $50
  • Individual or Family – $40
  • Student – $10

Join or Renew by Mail

Print and fill out the following form: Membership Form
Write your check out to: The Chapel Hill Historical Society.
Mail the form with your check to: Chapel Hill Historical Society, P.O. Box 9032, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-9032

Join or Renew by PayPal or Credit Card

Membership Categories

Buy Books

The Historical Society sells local history books published under its own imprint. Proceeds support the Historical Society, and Society members get a 10% discount. You can buy books at the Historical Society’s Shopify website here.


To donate materials, contact the Chapel Hill Historical Society at The Archivist and several board members will consult each other and use the Collections Policy to guide their decision. Not all materials may be accepted.

Before the Historical Society receives your donation, you must sign a Deed of Gift form. This will relinquish ownership to the Historical Society, meaning that they have the right to do with your item(s) what they wish, including selling or discarding.


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Historical Society cannot accept offers for volunteers, interns, or field experiences at this time.

Volunteers, interns, and field experiences are welcome at the Historical Society. The Archivist and the President of the Board will help arrange your volunteer experience. Contact them at to express interest in volunteering. Volunteers of any kind do not receive compensation.