Join the Alliance

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We share your passion for local history.  The Ohio Local History Alliance is Ohio’s only statewide organization for local history.  It’s what we know and we’re proud to be a part of it.  Whether yours is a small, all-volunteer group or a large, fully staffed museum we’re here to provide members with guidance, education, and opportunities to connect, grow and succeed through collaboration.

Join today!

Membership in the Ohio Local History Alliance is not only affordable – it is invaluable.

Organizational Membership

  • Organization with operating budget over $200,000 a year: $100 ($190 for two years)
  • Organization with operating budget of $100,000-$200,000 a year: $75 ($140 for two years)
  • Organization with operating budget of $25,000-$100,000 a year: $60 ($110 for two years)
  • Organization with operating budget under $25,000 a year: $35 ($65 for two years)

Affiliate Membership

(for members of organizations that are OLHA members)

  • $35 a year ($65 for two years)

Individual Membership

(for individuals who are not affiliated with an OLHA member organization)

  • $50 a year ($90 for two years)
  • Discounted to $20 for students

Business Membership

  • $100 ($190 for two years)

Prefer to join by mail? Download and print the membership form.


Membership Benefits

Your OLHA membership opens the door to inspiring ideas, resources, and opportunities.

Organizational Members receive:

  • Six bi-monthly issues of The Local Historian, the Alliance’s e-newsletter
  • Discounted rate for the Alliance’s regional meetings and annual meeting
  • Eligible for the Alliance’s Outstanding Achievement Awards
  • One set of Alliance member mailing labels per year (available upon request)
  • Discounts to suppliers
  • Subscription to online Alliance groups
  • Link to your organization’s website on the Alliance’s website
  • Receive and offer discounts to other Alliance members for admission and events

Affiliate and Individual Members receive:

  • Six bi-monthly issues of The Local Historian, the Alliance’s e-newsletter
  • Discounted rate for the Alliance’s regional meetings and annual meeting
  • Eligible for the Alliance’s Outstanding Achievement Awards
  • Subscription on online Alliance groups
  • Eligible for the Alliance’s scholarships to the annual meeting*

Business Members receive:

  • Six bi-monthly issues of The Local Historian, the Alliance’s e-newsletter
  • Discounted rate for a display table at the Alliance’s Annual Meeting Marketplace
  • One set of Alliance member mailing labels per year (available upon request.) Additional sets available at an extra charge
  • An advertisement on the Alliance’s website for the period of their membership
  • An advertisement in The Local Historian for the period of their membership

*Scholarships to the Alliance’s Annual Meeting

  • The Trella Romine Scholarship: based on need to be given each year to a qualified individual to pay for their registration and lodging at the Alliance’s annual meeting.  Applicants will submit the required form specifying why he/she should attend and the circumstances of the need.
  • The J.D. Britton Scholarship: to be given each year to a qualified beginning professional (recent college graduate; person employed for two years of less in a museum setting; or person who has volunteered two years or less in a museum setting) to pay for their registration and lodging at the Alliance’s annual meeting.  Applicants will fill out the required form stating why they are deserving of the award.

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