Join as a Member!

Being a member of the Ella Sharp Museum is more than just free admission and great discounts.
It’s about belonging to a community that fully values the visual arts and preservation of our shared history.

Of course, being a member has its perks. At every level of support, Museum members receive benefits including admission to ticketed events, discounts at the Peter F. Hurst Planetarium, Ella Sharp Museum NEWS, and discounted class enrollments.

Membership Matters

Your membership contribution is a vital source of annual operating income allowing the Museum to continue enhancing the quality of life in Jackson. We invite you to become a part of the Ella Sharp Museum family today.

As part of the Ella family, your membership provides opportunities for everyone to explore, engage in, and enjoy history and the arts.


Email us at or call 517-787-2320.


Becoming a member is easy!
There are three ways to join:

VISIT us in person at Ella Sharp Museum
By PHONE at 517-787-2320
Join ONLINE by clicking the “Become a member” button below

Benefits of Annual Membership

Student ($20)    Teacher ($20)
Individual ($40)    Dual ($50)

Free admission to Ella Sharp Museum
Free admission to Merriman-Sharp House tours
Discounted admission to the Hurst Planetarium
Subscription to Ella Newsletter
Personalized membership card
Advance and discounted tickets to year-round events
Discounts to ceramics classes
Free admission to Ella’s Patio Parties
Invitation to member-only events

Family ($60) All benefits above +

NARM membership (North American Reciprocal Museums) 

Sustainer ($125) All benefits above +

Discount on room rentals
One Jackson Symphony Orchestra complimentary concert ticket

Investor ($250) All benefits above +

One individual membership to give as a gift

Benefactor ($500) All benefits above +

Two individual memberships to give as gifts
Free tuition to one class

Steward ($1,000) All benefits above +

Five individual memberships to give as gifts


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.