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The Rye Historical Society relies almost exclusively on the generosity of the local community. Your support makes Rye History possible. It helps illuminate our past and educate our future.

Donate, Become a Member, or Historic Marker

People support RHS by visiting our exhibits, participating in our programs and attending our gala. But here are three additional ways: Make a donation. Become a member. Sign up for a historic marker.


Make A Donation


Become A Member

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Please join us and receive membership benefits, including discounts in the gift shop, reduced or free admission to programs and invitations to special members-only events.


Buy An Historic Marker

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Homeowners can now celebrate Rye history by participating in our new Historic Marker Program. If your home was built before 1942, the year Rye became a city, you can purchase a bronze marker to be placed on your home. Application and guidelines are available here: