Join a community of people who care about American art and landscape by becoming a member of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site today.

In 1845, Thomas Cole wrote that art, “kindles the soul” and provides the “serenest pleasure.” We believe art is more important now than ever. Join us for our 2021 season including a major collaborative exhibition and new digital storytelling installations.

Scroll down to reserve your membership online or email to set up a time to speak by phone.

Who We Are

Learn about the Thomas Cole Site and what we’ve achieved with the support of members like you.

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Join the Community

Read about our membership levels and scroll down to support the Thomas Cole National Historic Site.

Core Membership Benefits

If you do not know your special discount code for any of the benefits listed above, please email

Individual $50 • Dual $100

Members at the Individual and Dual levels enjoy the core benefits listed above.

Family $250

In addition to the core benefits listed above, Family memberships receive a Thomas Cole Historic Site select digital publication and four free guest passes.

Friend $500

All of the above plus free admission for two to all Thomas Cole public programs, and a total of eight free guest passes.

Benefactor $1,000

All of the above plus three complimentary Thomas Cole Site publications and special invitations.

Kindred Spirits

Asher B. Durand, “Kindred Spirits,” Oil on canvas, 1849, 44 x 36 in. Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR.

The Kindred Spirits Society brings together enthusiasts of American art and landscape in support of this place special place where this nation’s first art movement began. The generosity of the Kindred Spirits supports all aspects of the organization including educational programming, scholarship, exhibitions, and preservation.

Activities under normal operating conditions include exclusive curatorial tours of special exhibitions and private events with lecturers.

Annual dues start at $2,500 and all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. For inquiries, please email to set up a time to speak. We look forward to hearing from you.

Would you rather send us a check? You can! Please mail it to:

Thomas Cole Historic House
Attn: Membership Department
218 Spring Street
Catskill, NY 12414

Photo by Zio & Sons

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