Why not add American Writers Museum to your Chicago museums membership list this year? We offer several options for individuals and households to best suit your needs. Details are included below, along with the many perks that come with being an AWM member.

Please consider supporting the American Writers Museum during this time by joining, renewing, or gifting a membership. All memberships purchased now will be automatically extended from when we reopen.


One year: $50
Two years: $90

  • 1 membership card
  • Unlimited free admission to the AWM for 1 adult
  • 50% discount for 1 guest every visit
  • 2 one-time-use guest passes
  • 15% discount on retail purchases
  • Reciprocal membership benefits at participating CASM organizations
  • Free admission to 13 Affiliate Author Home Museums nationwide: See list here
  • Monthly e-newsletter updates
  • Invitations to members-only events


One year: $80
Two years: $150

  • All Individual membership benefits, plus:
  • 2 membership cards
  • Unlimited free admission for 2 adults and kids under 18
  • 50% discount for 2 guests on every visit

Literary Circle

One year: $125

  • All Household membership benefits, plus:
  • Reciprocal admission to more than 900 museums across the country through the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association and the Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM)
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*Membership cards are mailed to the address provided.

Donor Societies


$250 – $499

Annual Benefits
  • 2 membership cards, with all Household membership benefits
  • Unlimited free admission for 2 adults and 2 adult guests
  • Invitations to special events for donors
  • Recognition in Annual Report
  • Recognition on AWM website
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$500 – $999

Annual Benefits
  • All Wordsmith benefits, plus:
  • Unlimited free admission for 2 adults and 4 adult guests
  • 10% discount on private rental of the museum
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muse society

The Muse Society is a group of dedicated individuals who support the AWM with annual gifts of $1,000 or more.