As a 501(c)(3) organization since 1988, we depend on public involvement and support. If you have an interest in Texas history, Austin landmarks, the writing arts, women's history, or architectural and artifact preservation, we welcome your participation.
Become a Foundation Member: Memberships keep our organization running. As a member you enjoy the benefits (see column at right) and help us support these beloved Austin museums. Join now online or download a membership form and mail it to us with a check.
Century Club $100.00
Individual Member $25.00
Student Member $5.00
The Foundation welcomes inquiries from persons with nonprofit fundraising experience about joining our board of directors. Write fohdmuseum [at] gmail.com and tell us about yourself and we'll be happy to talk with you.
Interested in volunteering at the museums? Negotiate tasks to match your time and interests. Please contact Bao Nguyen, Culture & Arts Education Coordinator at the Brush Square Museums, or call the Museums at (512) 974-3830.
Start enjoying “Members Only” literary events and 10% discount on museum souvenirs. As a member, you receive email announcements and may vote at our Annual Meeting in February. Plus, join at the $50 Family or $100 Century Club level and you may choose among several premiums (supplies are limited) including a 150th birthday commemorative First Day of Sale cover with an O. Henry stamp or O. Henry Prize Stories 2014.
These historic Austin treasures are visited by more than 17,000 people every year and offer excellent educational opportunities for Texans..We invite you to tour the Museums’ ongoing exhibits. Public visiting hours are Wednesday thru Sunday, noon to 5 PM. Please enter your email to subscribe to our newsletter so we can send you announcements.
During the Pun-Off every May the Foundation holds a book sale.
Donations of new or gently used books are always welcome for this fundraising event. Contact to describe what you have.
"I left the Alamo on horseback carrying my baby in my arms."
Donations of any amount help us help the museums. Enter any amount you would like to give and we'll put it to good use.