Membership

Join the community of people who care about the American landscape and support the special place where American art was born. Become a member online now or call 518-943-7465 (ext. 4) to join over the phone.

Member Benefits

Individuals $50 • Dual/Contributors $100

Members form the backbone of the organization and enjoy free admission to the Thomas Cole site, discounts on programs and shop merchandise, an invitation for two to members’ events, a subscription to the newsletter and more.

Sponsors $250

In addition to the membership benefits listed above, Sponsors receive one select Thomas Cole Historic Site publication and four free guest passes.

Friends $500

All of the above plus free admission for two to all Thomas Cole public programs such as lectures and hikes, additional guest passes, and an additional invitation for two to members’ events.

Benefactors $1,000

Members at the Benefactor level are especially committed to continuing the legacy of Thomas Cole and enjoy exclusive Benefactors events and communications.

Kindred Spirits $2500 And Up

Kindred Spirits are forward-thinking cultural patrons who share a keen desire to propel the organization forward and inspire future generations to appreciate Thomas Cole’s art and the cultural phenomenon that he launched. Members of Kindred Spirits are highlighted in our Annual Report and are invited to participate in all that we do. A sampling of exclusive Kindred Spirits events are listed below.


Kindred Spirits – Associates $2,500-$4,999

• Invitation to a private preview and curator’s tour of the main exhibition in the spring.
• Premium reserved seating at all Sunday Salons and October lectures.
• Invitation to brunch with a Sunday Salon speaker.

Kindred Spirits – Patrons $5,000-$9,999

All of the above plus:
• Invitation to two additional brunches with Sunday Salon speakers.
• Invitation to view a private collection at a collector’s home.

Kindred Spirits – Fellows $10,000-$24,999

All of the above plus:
• Invitation to all brunches with Sunday Salon speakers.
• Invitation to brunch with the speaker at the annual October lecture.

Kindred Spirits – Sketch Club $25,000 and above

All of the above plus:
• Invitation to observe the installation of our main exhibition in process.

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