Your membership provides critical support for free programming for school groups and community members in need, and gives you unlimited free admission to the site and all exhibitions, invitations to special previews and events, and more.

Who We Are

Scroll down to reserve your membership online, gift a membership to a friend or family member, or email to set up a time to speak by phone. Thank you for making all of our work possible. 

Member Event

Exhibition Opening, Saturday, May 4 from 4-6 pm 

Join us for a glass of wine with friends to celebrate the opening of our new exhibition Native Prospects: Indigeneity and Landscape. 

Join the Community

Read about our membership levels and scroll down to support the Thomas Cole National Historic Site. Membership provides critical support to make possible free admission for local school groups, children and food stamp recipients.

The Gift of Membership

Did you know that an entire year of art and fun fits into a card? Give the gift of membership by selecting “Give as Gift” from the options below.

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 print publications and special invitations.

If you would like to become a Sustaining Member, please email

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 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

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