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Become a Member

In addition to learning more about the long and fascinating history of Waukegan, members receive our quarterly newsletter and are eligible for discounts. Your support makes our work possible.

Life Members

Join our long-term mission of collecting, preserving and making accessible to the public the rich and fascinating history of Waukegan and Lake County by becoming a Life Member. Your name will be added to the plaque of life members that proudly hangs in the Waukegan History Museum.



The Society is a volunteer organization, and we are always seeking new volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks. We have many different opportunities available to match your interest. No previous experience is necessary; we will gladly train you.

Positions include museum docents, program aide, helping with exhibits, our collections, administrative work, museum maintenance, library research.



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Download the membership form  (pdf).