Membership

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The Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum offers its members benefits such as free admission to the museum (for members and their guests), a discount in the Lighthouse Gift & Camp Store, a quarterly newsletter, and more. To become a member, or to find out more about membership categories and benefits, please see the membership descriptions below.

The Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum also accepts bequests, gifts of stock, real estate, boats, and vehicles. Please visit our Donations page for more information, and for information on our current capital campaign.

Consider joining the “Wickie” Circle, a special group of contributors. A “Wickie” is a nickname associated with lighthouse keepers because one of their jobs was to trim the wick on the lighthouse lamp so it wouldn’t smoke and create a sooty film on the lighthouse lens.

A “Wickie” pledges a minimum annual gift of $300 to support the operations of The Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum. This special group is invited to exclusive events and special considerations.

Thank you for your support!

Membership Benefits & Categories

Basic

Individual: $20
Family: $30
Sustaining: $50

  • Free admission to the Lighthouse Museum for your family and guests
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • First notification of all programs and activities
  • 10% discount in the gift shop (excluding sales)
  • Eligible to vote at Annual Meeting (one vote per category)

    Patron

    Membership $100
    • Same benefits as Basics plus
    • An additional 10% discount in the gift shop (excluding sales) (20% total)

      Wickie

      Membership $300
      • Same benefits as the Patron plus
      • Free admission to all programs and activities
      • Pledges annual gift of $300 or more to help with ongoing operations of GTLM

      Life

      Membership $1000
      • Same benefits as the Patron plus
      • Free admission to all programs, except fundraisers
      • Laminated membership card

      Corporate

      Membership $150
      • Ten (10) free admission passes to the Lighthouse Museum
      • Quarterly newsletter
      • First notification of all programs and activities
      • Non-voting category
      • Link to your business on our website

      Membership Sign-Up

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      Get Involved

      Become a member of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum and receive benefits such as free admission to the museum (for members and their guests), discounts in the Lighthouse Gift & Camp Store, a quarterly newsletter, and more.

      Mark Thomas, President
      Gloria Cobb, Vice-President
      Sandy Parkins, Treasurer
      Rachel Straughen, Secretary
      Jim Bensley
      Amy Burns-Bailey
      John Clark
      Liz Clark
      Blair DeYoung
      Chris Doyal
      Dalton MItchell
      David Nelson
      Buddy Palla
      Gail Roberts
      Stephanie Rosinski

      Lighthouse Staff

        Stef Staley, Executive Director
        231-386-7195

        Gary Young, Gift Shop Manager
        231-386-9145

          Get Involved

          Become a member of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum and receive benefits such as free admission to the museum (for members and their guests), discounts in the Lighthouse Gift & Camp Store, a quarterly newsletter, and more.