Vesterheim Membership Program

There is no better way to connect to our community than through the Vesterheim membership program. With levels for individuals of all financial capacities, Vesterheim membership offers benefits that range from discounts to our Folk Art School and Museum Store to free admission to the museum (and discounts at almost 1,175 other national museums). Every member gets a free subscription to Vesterheim magazine.

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For membership questions, contact the Membership Department: 563-382-9681, ext. 112 or email

Senior Citizen Discount – Members over 65 take $5 off a Basic or Household membership

Special Interest Newsletter – $20 Three annual issues of our special interest publication Rosemaling Letter ($30 for International Members)

International Members – $75 Household membership outside the U.S.

Tax information – All but $10 of the Basic and Household membership categories is tax deductible. All but $50 of the other membership categories is tax deductible.

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Rosemaling Letter

Vesterheim members have the opportunity to purchase the Rosemaling Letter, a full-color magazine sent three times each year. The publication includes articles by other rosemalers about the craft, information about Vesterheim events for folk artists, designs, and pictures of rosemaling pieces from Vesterheim collection and other rosemalers.

Time Travelers

Discounts at 300 history museums and historic sites nationwide. Learn more here.

North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM)

Free access to 1,175 fine arts museums nationwide. Learn more here.

Free Admission Partnership

Members of The American Swedish Historical Museum receive free admission at Vesterheim and members of Vesterheim receive free admission at The American Swedish Historical Museum.