We invite you to become a member of the Newstead Historical Society and support the ongoing preservation of the Rich-Twinn Octagon House Museum, a building on the National Register of Historic Places, dedicated to interpreting residential life of the mid-nineteenth century.

In addition, the NHS collects, preserves, and shares the history of the Town of Newstead and Village of Akron at the Knight-Sutton Museum.

Membership benefits include:

Unlimited free admission to the Rich-Twinn Octagon House “Highlights of the Octagon” tours on the first and third Sundays from April through October.  Your current membership card is your ticket to our Sunday tours.

Discount on ticketed NHS special events.

A copy of our quarterly newsletter, The Preservationist.

Satisfaction of knowing that you are helping a cultural not-for-profit organization dedicated to keeping the history of Akron-Newstead available to the public through tours, free public programs, and access to local history research.

Membership runs from January to December and is available at various levels.

Individual membership is $15

Couple’s Membership is $25

Family Membership is $30

(Memberships after July 1st can be obtained for ½ price.)   

Life Memberships are also available for an individual at $150 or a couple at $250.  As a thank you, Life Members will have their names engraved on the Life Member plaque displayed at the Knight-Sutton Museum.

You can become a member by downloading a membership/donation form or contacting our Membership Secretary at: [email protected].

We are so grateful for your generous support! Your membership will help keep local history alive so it can be shared with and appreciated by generations to come.

Click here to download a Membership/donation form