The Garland County Historical Society is introducing a Members Get Members campaign.
"We are seeking new members who want to support our efforts in preserving Hot Springs' and Garland County's history. Membership brochures are ready for distribution to current members who wish to ask their family and friends to join the Historical Society between now and September 15th. The Historical Society member who obtains the most new members will receive a Historical Society T-shirt or hat," GCHS board President Julie Brenner Nix said in a news release.
Six membership levels are available, beginning with Individual at $35 and progressing to Champion at $1,000.
"Three corporate memberships are also available and will be handled by GCHS board members Carol Moenster Dyer, Tom French, and Len Pitcock," Nix said.
A website membership portal has been installed so members can join directly online with a credit card. The website is http://www.garlandcountyhistoricalsociety.com.
Anyone who joins prior to Sept. 15 will receive the Historical Society's annual publication, The Record, which is released each December.
"This year, when members open their Records, they'll not only see their names listed in the membership roster, but they'll also receive a Christmas gift, a GCHS window sticker for their automobiles," Bitty Martin, the board's vice president, said in the release.
"The Historical Society has 40,000 photos in a searchable database, numerous newspapers, documents, maps, and books in one of Arkansas' most outstanding local history collections. We present monthly programs to the public and many programs to civic and school groups, publish a yearly journal, and this year we'll be holding our second Hidden Hot Springs home tour. We help local researchers and many researchers across the country who want to learn more about Garland County's unique history," Liz Robbins, executive director, said in the release.
The Garland County Historical Society, 328 Quapaw Ave., is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays. Call 501-321-2519, email [email protected], or visit the website, http://www.garlandcountyhistoricalsociety.com for more information.