Membership — Please Click Here to Join Us!

Membership in the Rochester Historical Society is easy and gratifying. Your contribution allows us to:

  • Acquire and care for valuable collections, ensuring that our heritage remains here in Rochester;
  • Provide high quality services that make our resources available to the public;
  • Improve and maintain our research library;
  • Develop and grow our website and digital history project, “Rochester: A City in History.”
  • Continue our role as The Community’s Story Keeper.

Please join, and contribute to keeping and telling the history of the place we all call home.

As a member you’ll receive:

Published twice each year, this publication for members is full of interesting local historical stories and information, news of our programs and events, and wonderful photographs from our collections.

Working draftRochester History Magazine
In collaboration with the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, we write, publish and send to our members, the publication Rochester History. Begun
in 1939, the latest issue features a story on the Life and Times of Midtown Plaza.


We’ll invite you to events and programs held throughout the year.

Flyer History on the Road