Volunteer

The Fort Museum and Frontier Village offers a variety of volunteer opportunities.  It truly does take a village to make something happen.  We have volunteer and docent programs for all levels and abilities.  If you would like to receive information on how to become a volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator via phone, or email at fortmuseumtours@gmail.com


Membership

The Fort Museum and Frontier Village is a private museum that functions primarily on donations and memberships.  A membership is good for a calendar year.  By becoming a member you get to not only receive free admission to The Fort Museum and Frontier Village, but also many other benefits including:

    Individual Membership

    • Discounted Admission and Early Bird Registration for special events (Excluding our Annual Frontier Days Celebration)
    • 10% Discount on The Fort Museum and Frontier Village rental facilities (Including the Frontier Opera House)
    • 10% Discount in The Trading Post Gift Shop
    • Free or discounted admission to more than 200 other museums across the country, through the Time Travelers Program.  For a full list, visit www.timetravelers.mohistory.org

    One Plus One ($60):  Includes one person and one guest of any age.

    Family ($80): Includes 2 adults and all children ages 18 and younger residing in the same household.

    Family Plus ($140): Includes 2 adults and all children ages 18 and younger residing in the same household, plus 2 guests of any age.

    Grandparent ($60): Includes 2 grandparents and their grandchildren ages 18 and younger.

    Grandparent Plus ($140): Includes 2 grandparents, their grand children ages 18 and younger, plus 2 guests of any age.

    Corporate Membership

    By investing in a corporate membership, your employees receive:

    • $2 Off Admission with proof of employment (business card acceptable)
    • 10% Discount in The Trading Post Gift Shop
    • Free or discounted admission to more than 200 other museums across the country, through the Time Travelers Program.  For a full list, visit www.timetravelers.mohistory.org

    Your company receives:

    • 10% Discount on rental facilities
    • Discounted Admission and Early Bird Registration for special events (Excluding our Annual Frontier Days Celebration)
    • Your company's name on our Recognition Board located in the Trading Post Gift Shop.

    Contributor: $300-$999

    Pioneer: $1000 to $2499

    Horizon: $2500 to $4999

    Founder: $5000 to $9999

    Heritage: $10000 and above


    If you would like to make a one time donation please click the button below.  If you would like more information on how to pledge a monthly donation, please contact us!

    One Time Donation

    Planned Giving

    The most familiar planned giving options include:

    • Wills and Bequests: These are the easiest and most common legacy gifts, and usually involve naming the The Fort Museum and Frontier Village as a beneficiary in your will or trust. Types of bequests may include a specific amount or a specific asset, a percentage of your estate or trust, or the balance of your estate or trust after gifts to other beneficiaries have been made.
    • Charitable Remainder Trust: A legal trust is created providing you and/or your loved one(s) a regular fixed payment for a specified period of time or for life. Income, capital gains, and/or estates taxes can be reduced or eliminated. At the conclusion of the period of time, or upon your death, the remaining assets within the trust transfer to the The Fort Museum and Frontier Village.
    • Charitable Gift Annuity: This is similar to Charitable Trusts, but simpler. With a charitable gift annuity, you transfer cash or marketable securities to The Fort Museum and Frontier Village and, in return, The Fort Museum and Frontier Village issues an annuity contract to pay a fixed payment for life to you and/or your beneficiary. Upon your or your beneficiary’s death, the fund transfers to benefit The Fort Museum and Frontier Village.
    • Gifts of Life Insurance: There are a number of ways to utilize life insurance as a planned giving tool. The most common include, but are not limited to, donating a policy’s accumulated cash value, listing The Fort Museum and Frontier Village as a beneficiary, or assigning ownership of a policy listing The Fort Museum and Frontier Village as that policy’s beneficiary.
    • Gifts of Appreciated Stock: Making a gift of appreciated securities can provide you with significant tax benefits. One benefit is that you do not pay the capital gains tax on the appreciation that otherwise would have been required had you first sold the stock and then made a cash gift