Friends Membership

The City of Raleigh Museum depends on the support of the community through annual memberships. One hundred percent of your membership goes towards museum programs and exhibitions. Through your generosity, we can continue our role as the only organization committed to the collection, preservation, and interpretation of Raleigh’s past, present, and future.

The Friends supports the mission of the museum through fundraising and other initiatives. It is a 501c(3) organization that previously served as the board for the museum when it operated as a non-profit entity.


Donate to the Friends to support the Museum

Use this button to make a donation to the Museum any time, without joining or renewing membership.  This gift can be for any purpose or you may write in a specific purpose in the comment field if you’d like your donation to go to supporting a specific exhibit or program at the Museum.


Join the Friends of the COR Museum or renew your membership

We are happy to have you as a Friend! Members get free admission to a number of openings and programs at the Museum, and also can take advantage of discounts at the Museum store and for venue rentals if you’d like to organize an event.

Members also are on the grapevine to know about summer camps, programs, classes, lectures and exhibit openings at the Museum and can get member benefits at hundreds of other history museums throughout the country via the Time Travelers program.

Membership Benefits


Join the Community Business Circle

Become a sustaining business or organization as part of the COR Museum Community Business Circle.

For a sustaining donation (a monthly, quarterly or annual gift) your business or organization not only helps support the Museum and its mission, but is recognized in the Museum and at Friends events, invited to special CBC events, receives discounts or free tickets to the annual Time Warp fundraiser, and receives discounts or free venue rentals at a number of Raleigh historic sites for your corporate or team-building event.

Circle Benefits


Find out more about the Friends of the COR Museum

For more information please contact us.
Email: friendsofcor@gmail.com
Friends of the COR Museum
919.996.3775