The Ella is a part of the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association! One of the largest reciprocal membership programs in the world with members in the United States, Bermuda, Canada, El Salvador and Mexico! NARM has 1,038 arts, cultural, and historical institutions along with botanical gardens, children’s museums, science and technology centers and more that offer their individual NARM qualified members reciprocal benefits.
The Ella Sharp Museum is also an American Alliance of Museums accredited institution since 1978. Of 17,500 museums in the United States, only 776 are accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (4%). One of the first small museums in the country to receive such distinction, the Ella Sharp Museum is one of only 25 accredited institutions in the State of Michigan.