Become a Friend of the Senate House

Invest in providing education in civic and local history.

Preserving the Senate House State Historic Site and continuing to provide programming, special events, new exhibits, and free quite enjoyment of the grounds is only possible through the generosity of our donors. Your financial support is crucial to helping us fulfill this mission.

The Friends of Senate House is a membership organization, providing benefits and privileges to its members in recognition of their annual financial support. Membership support enables the Board, employees and volunteers, to expand and enhance its educational programs. Funding helps sustain interpretation of the site, the production of educational materials, and the development of promotional information. The Friends' sponsorship helps to maintain, preserve, improve and restore the collections, grounds and historic buildings associated with The Senate House State Historic Site.

All Friends of Senate House, regardless of the category, will receive the following benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission to the grounds, museum and house tours.
  • Invitations to Members-only events
  • Advance notice and invitations to events throughout the year.
  • Discounts on lectures, workshops, concerts and other special events. 
  • A subscription to the Friends of Senate House Newsletter.
  • 15% discount on merchandise purchases in our gift shop.

Each category would receive a Senate House gift bag as well.

Enjoy the Benefits of Membership!

The Friends of Senate House is a 501 (c) (3) organization. Contributions are deductible for tax purposes to the extent allowed by law.

Membership Levels

To become a member, click the button below and be sure to give us your mailing address when asked.

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Upcoming Events

Apr
8
Sat
11:00 am Sugaring Off: 18th Century Style @ Senate House State Historic Site
Sugaring Off: 18th Century Style @ Senate House State Historic Site
Apr 8 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Sugaring Off: 18th Century Style @ Senate House State Historic Site | Kingston | New York | United States
Demonstrations of boiling maple sap down to maple syrup, hearthside cooking, making jackwax candy, whittling spiles, hewing a log into a trough, and making wooden buckets. Music by Mark Rust, who plays a variety of instruments including banjo, guitar and the spoons.
Apr
19
Wed
10:00 am Opening Day! @ Senate House State Historic Site
Opening Day! @ Senate House State Historic Site
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Opening Day! @ Senate House State Historic Site | Kingston | New York | United States
The site opens for the 2017 season. Guided tours by costumed interpreters. Prices: $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, 12 and under are free.
May
13
Sat
11:00 am Preparing for a New Year @ Senate House State Historic Site
Preparing for a New Year @ Senate House State Historic Site
May 13 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Preparing for a New Year @ Senate House State Historic Site | Kingston | New York | United States
Please join us while we plant our 18th century inspired vegetable and herb garden!  There will be demonstrations of sheep sheering, spinning and beekeeping. Children can enjoy an 18th century style magic show with “Levram: the Colonial Conjurer,” as well as learn how to make kites and play with 18th century toys and games.

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