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Become a Member

With your support, we provide programs that explore diverse topics including cultural traditions, social activism, architectural history, and environmental stewardship.

Your contributions also help us maintain our extensive digital and physical archives, many of which are housed at our Columbia City Office, ensuring public access to this valuable resource. Together, we can preserve and celebrate the heritage of Rainier Valley for generations to come.

Members Enjoy These Core Benefits

  • Subscription to all RVHS publications.

  • Presale access and reduced admission to tours, programs, lectures, and special events.

  • Discounted image and document reproduction.

  • Exclusive invites for hands-on participation in local research projects.

Membership Levels

Scholars & Seniors $20

  • Core membership benefits with valid ID

Individual $30

  • Core membership benefits

Household $30

  • All core membership benefits for 2 adults and dependents up to 18 years in age

Patron $100

  • All core membership benefits

  • And a copy of the book Rainier Valley Food Stories Cookbook

History Maker $350

  • All core membership benefits + benefits of Patron level 

  • And 4 Hours of personalized research assistance


Lifetime $500

  • A one-time payment to gain access to all core membership benefits for life 

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