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Minisink Valley Historical Society
General Membership

We hope you will consider joining our Society. You will be an important part of an organization that is moving ahead in the preservation of regional and local history. The Minisink Valley Historical Society, chartered in 1889, is the second oldest historical organization in Orange County. There is an extensive collection of family and county histories, and also a major collection of photographs. As a benefit of your membership, you will have access to a premier collection of materials for your personal research. You will also be eligible to receive all of the benefits listed next to the membership category you choose below. This year you will be able to indicate if you wish us to use your membership dollars to fully support our efforts by not accepting the gifts offered in the $50.00 to $1,000.00 categories. This can be simply accomplished by NOT checking the box to send your gift when using the printed order form or by selecting "No, please keep." under Membership Gifts when placing your order online (see below).

We invite you to help us in carrying out the various projects that we are involved with. Call us or stop by on Thursday afternoons at the Port Jervis Free Library. Thank you for your interest in our Society. Joining our Society is easy. To join by regular mail, just print the application form, fill it out and send it to address listed with a check or money order. The Society now accepts online orders using PayPal. PayPal enables customers to safely and securely pay for items using all major credit cards, debit cards, e-checks or PayPal accounts. Just click the "Add to Cart" button next to the membership category you want and it will be added to your shopping cart. Once you are ready to check out, you will be sent to the PayPal website to securely enter your payment information. If the membership is for someone else, please enter that information as well as any other special instructions in the "Add special instructions for the Merchant" area while checking out. Using PayPal is free, fast and easy. Click Here to visit the PayPal website.

Membership Categories & Benefits
Beginning November 1, 2008
Junior Historian (up to 18) - $5.00
Free Admission to Fort Decker for individual and guests, and quarterly newsletter
Students who receive an "A" average in social studies or history get a free membership in the Society.
$5.00
Individual Membership - $15.00
Free Admission to Fort Decker for individual and guests, and quarterly newsletter
$15.00
Family & Friend Membership - $20.00
Free Admission to Fort Decker for family and quarterly newsletter
$20.00
Genealogy Membership - $35.00
In addition to our newsletter you would be entitled to a one hour search within our collection. This would include up to 20 photocopies of research. We suggest that you check the Genealogy section of our website first to see if we have anything on your surname. Our archive contains surname files, published genealogies, cemetery records, church records, local history and obituaries. Please be aware that there are no guarantees that we will have anything on your individual.
$35.00
Patron & Business Membership - $50.00
Free Admission to Fort Decker for individual and guests, quarterly newsletter, packet of Fort Decker note cards, published recognition, and sign for business announcing membership in Society
$50.00
Membership Gifts:
Stephen Crane Contributing Membership - $100
Free Admission to Fort Decker for individual and all guests, quarterly newsletter, packet of Fort Decker note cards, published recognition, copy of Stephen Crane Walking Tour of Port Jervis by Peter Osborne
$100.00
Membership Gifts:
John B. Jervis Canal Engineer Sustaining Membership - $250
Free Admission to Fort Decker for individual and all guests, quarterly newsletter, published recognition, and one Images of America series book (choice of one of the available books in Society's bookstore)
$250.00
Membership Gifts:
Stephen St. John Canal Hotel Museum Sponsor - $500
Free Admission to Fort Free Admission to Fort Decker for individual and all guests, quarterly newsletter, published recognition, two Images of America series books (choice of two of the available books in Society's bookstore)
$500.00
Membership Gifts:
Martinus Decker Patriot Benefactor - $1,000
Free Admission to Fort Decker for individual and guests, quarterly newsletter, published recognition, five Images of America series books (choice of any five of the available Images of America series books in Society's bookstore)
$1000.00
Membership Gifts:

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Revised December 31, 2013