Join one of the most interesting and successful tribal museums in the country. Your membership plays an important part in accomplishing our mission: "To perpetuate the history, culture, and stories of the Cherokee." Members indicated in a survey that the main reason for joining the museum was their desire to help preserve Cherokee history and culture. They were impressed with the quality of the museum and its exhibits and enjoyed the “Journal of Cherokee Studies.”

If you call Joyce Cooper, Membership Manager at the museum at 1-828-497-3481, you will receive a membership application and information by return email or by USPS. Please call between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. You can then complete your membership online, call the museum, or mail a check to the museum. If you want to join online, please click on the following:  Cherokee Museum: Membership. Select the correct level of membership and complete your online store purchase.

If you want to contact Joyce by email:    jcooper@cherokeemuseum.org

If you would like to write to Joyce, please use the following:

      Joyce Cooper

      Museum of the Cherokee Indian

      PO Box 1599

      Cherokee, NC 28719

All Members Enjoy the Following Benefits:

  • 20% Discount in Museum Store
  • Journal of Cherokee Studies (1 issue/year)
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • Complimentary Pin, Magnet, Keychain, or Lanyard
  • Free one-time passes to give to family and/or friends
  • Exhibit Reception Invitation

Plus you will receive the benefits listed at your level of membership as shown on the following chart.

 

Annual Membership Levels:

Individual (uwasha) - $30 – All member benefits above

  • Free admission for member only with unlimited visits
  • Four one-time passes

Family (dagwaltinav) - $50 – All member benefits above

  • Free admission for member & immediate family with unlimited visits
  • Four one-time passes

Friend (oginali)- $100—All member benefits above

  • Free admission for member & immediate family with unlimited visits
  • Six one-time passes
  • Discount on classes

Clan (galsdahlvi) - $250 – All member benefits above

  • Free admission for member & immediate family with unlimited visits
  • Eight one-time passes
  • Discount on classes
  • 20% Discount on Teacher Institute
  • 20% Discount on Language Course
  • Featured Book

Tsali - $500 – All member benefits above

  • Free admission for member & immediate family with unlimited visits
  • Ten one-time passes
  • Discount on classes
  • 20% Discount on Teacher Institute
  • 20% Discount on Language Course
  • Featured Book
  • Museum T-Shirt

Chief (ugvwiyu) - $1,000 – All member benefits above

  • Free admission for member & immediate family with unlimited visits
  • Ten one-time passes
  • Discount on classes
  • 20% Discount on Teacher Institute
  • 20% Discount on Language Course
  • Featured Book
  • Museum T-Shirt
  • Featured CD
  • Guided tour of Museum & Collections by appointment