Ways to Give

The U.S. Capitol Historical Society relies entirely on generous contributions from individuals like yourself.

Your support plays a vital role in preserving and promoting the rich history of the U.S. Capitol. There are several convenient and tax-deductible ways to make a meaningful gift to advance the mission of the USCHS. Select the method(s) that suit your preferences and make a lasting impact.

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USCHS is a 501(c)(3) public charity with high ratings from multiple organizations. The tax ID # is 52-0796820.

Why Support the Society?

Your support is essential to our mission. The U.S. Capitol Historical Society is committed to preserving our nation’s history and promoting civic education. And as a vital educational organization, we rely on the generous contributions of our donors to continue providing valuable public history programming. 

By contributing annually, you’ll help to sustain our rich tradition of service to our nation and community. Your donation provides us with the ongoing financial support we need to bring the Capitol to life for future generations, manage our signature We the People education program, provide valuable civic education resources, advance public history scholarship, and expand awareness of our democratic legacy.

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Make your check payable to USCHS and mail it to:
U.S. Capitol Historical Society
200 Maryland Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
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If you are enjoying our online resources and appreciate the importance of civic education, please consider making recurring monthly contributions to the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.
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Make the most of your gift

We gratefully accept gifts of all kinds, but to truly make a significant impact, consider these highly effective ways you can contribute right now.

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Leave a Legacy

We invite you to consider including the U.S. Capitol Historical Society in your gift planning. By doing so, you can ensure that the values you embrace during your lifetime, as exemplified in the work of the Society, continue to inspire new generations of involved citizens. Additionally, depending on the type of gift you choose, you may realize immediate or future tax savings that benefit both you and your family.

Contact Us

Development Department:

Cherise Clark, Director of Development


(202) 543-8919 ext. 23


Jazz Perry, Development and Communications Manager


(202) 543-8919 ext. 21