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. 109 or 112, or email

What kind of membership works for you?

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

International Members – $80 Household membership outside the U.S.

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

Tax information – All but $10 of the Basic and Household membership categories is tax deductible. All but $50 is tax deductible for memberships at our Friend Level and above. Special Interest Newsletter is not tax deductible.

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Reciprocal Member Benefits

All Vesterheim members receive admission privileges at our partner organizations:
American Swedish Historical Museum
Philadelphia, PA
American Swedish Institute
Minneapolis, MN

Time Travelers

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

North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM)

Reciprocal benefits to over 1,000 cultural and art museums nationwide. Learn more here.

Special Interest Newsletter

Are you interested in Rosemaling? 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.