The Swannanoa Valley Museum is the largest membership organization in eastern Buncombe County, with more than 600 members. This base provides nearly half the income needed to support its operations. Members receive email notices of monthly events, a bi-annual newsletter, discounts on programs and events, and the satisfaction of knowing they are supporting Buncombe County’s primary museum of general history.
Annual memberships are on a rolling basis, with renewals due one year from the date of joining. Museum memberships make excellent gifts for those who love history and heritage and appreciate it being preserved.
The Swannanoa Valley Museum is a 501c3 non-profit. Donations are tax-deductible.
Benefits of Membership in the Swannanoa Valley Museum
The Swannanoa Valley Museum offers a variety of membership options to fit all budgets.
Student* – ($15), Individual – ($30), and Household – ($50):
• Free admission to the Museum
• Monthly e-newsletter
• 10% discount at the Museum shop
• Discounts on many special events such as hikes and “Daycations”
• Annual Membership Appreciation lunch
• The opportunity to participate in some of the most interesting and fun events in the Valley!
• The gratification of helping to preserve the rich heritage of this area for future generations.
* Students must have a valid student ID and be under 26 years of age.
Booster Membership – $100—All of the benefits of Individual and Household membership plus 6 Swannanoa Valley postcards created from historical images.
Sponsor Membership – $250—all of the benefits of a Booster membership plus a beautiful scenic photograph by Wendell Begley.
Trailblazer Membership – $500—All of the benefits of an Individual membership plus a copy of Black Mountain and the Swannanoa Valley, a pictorial history of the beautiful, scenic area of Western North Carolina.
Grey Eagle Membership – $1000 and above—All the benefits of a Trailblazer membership plus one free Household membership to give as a gift. Donors at this level will also receive a free tile for the Wall of History.
We thank you for your membership and support of our museum, where the rich history of this area is being collected, preserved and interpreted. Your annual membership donation may be tax deductible.