Merced County Historical Society
Merced County Historical Society, a tax-exempt, non-profit organization, was established on February 19, 1962. When the Society was first organized, it's sole purpose was to secure funds to construct a building to collect, preserve, research, and interpret historical records and artifacts. Today, the Historical Society, in partnership with County of Merced, operates Merced County Courthouse Museum which provides many educational programs and cultural resource management. The Museum aims to encourage the love and understanding of Merced County's natural, archaeological and recorded history.

To successfully run the Museum, Merced County Historical Society provides the museum's operating budget through the collection of membership dues, memorials, and donations. Merced County Historical Trust was established to receive and manage gifts. Generous contributors and members like you make the museum possible. Thank You.

The Historical Society currently has over 700 active members. Our members enjoy many benefits of membership such as:
  • Announcements of exhibit opening receptions
  • Our quarterly newsletter for the Record
  • A 10% discount on purchases from the museum shop
  • Participation in Merced County Historical Society events
  • The satisfaction of knowing you are contributing to the education of our youth & the preservation of our history
Becoming a member is simple.
Print the membership form, fill out the necessary information, send in your tax deductible donation with the form to Merced County Courthouse Museum, 21st and N Streets, Merced, CA 95340.

Membership Categories

Founders Circle$1000.00
Senior (age 60 & over)$15.00
Junior (age 17 & under)$2.00
Click here for membership form