Membership Levels & Benefits

What We Do

The Austin History Center Association supports the Austin History Center in its work to enrich the collective memory of Austin and Travis County. We do this by promoting awareness and use of the Austin History Center through receptions, programs, the annual Angelina Eberly Luncheon, newsletters, and the publications of Waterloo Press. When possible, our association raises funds for the Austin History Center to pay for special acquisitions and outreach projects. You can be part of the effort to save Austin’s history.

Become a Member

We have different levels of membership for you to consider and offer one-time payment and monthly payment options for Collector Level ($100) memberships and above. 

Please call 512-270-0132 if you have questions or need assistance.

Download a printable copy of the AHCA membership application.

If you would like to mail in your membership check payment, please make check out to AHCA, and mail to:

AHCA – Membership

P.O. Box 2287

Austin, TX 78768




All benefits of Eberly Brigade level, and:

  • Paid to AHCA Endowment** managed by the Austin Community Foundation

  • Principal of Life Membership remains in Endowment - annual interest pays member/family or business dues for life

  • Luncheon with members of AHCA Leadership Team or notable Austinite, arranged by AHCA

  • Recognition with feature article in Austin Remembers and at Annual Meeting and highlighted special category of membership each year

**Monies given for life membership, bequests or as a living gift to the Austin History Center Association Endowment become the asset of the Austin Community Foundation with annual interest from the endowment available for distribution to the Association each year. The endowment was established in 1983.

Eberly Brigade Level


All benefits of Pease Society level, and:


  • History of Angelina Eberly with a local scholar and tour on Congress Avenue

  • Sponsorship* to the Angelina Eberly Luncheon with two luncheon tickets for family or business (recently held in historic locations like the 1878 Millett Opera House or the 1886 Driskill Hotel)

  • Lunch with the President of Austin History Center Association or noted Austin History scholar (excellent for newcomers to Austin)​

*Sponsorship includes recognition in newsletter, at luncheon, preferred seating based on date of Eberly Brigade membership, free valet parking, and a unique gift from the Waterloo Press table.

Pease Society 



All benefits of Archivist level, and:


  • Historic overview of Pease Collection arranged by AHCA (by appointment)

  • Private Invitation to pre-Eberly Luncheon Events, when occurring

  • Free selection of three historic Waterloo Press Publications or one popular AHC historic photo. 

Archivist Level


All benefits of Curator level, and:


  • Tour of the Austin History Center (by appointment with AHCA and subject to renovation between 2019 and 2023)

  • Coffee with the President of AHCA, Executive Director or a former mayor

  • Selection from the historic Waterloo Press collection of publications on Austin

  • Invitation by AHCA President to serve as chair of a AHCA committee 

  • Private tour, as requested, of an Austin landmark arranged by AHCA




All benefits of Collector level, and:


  • ACHA staff tour of new exhibits in History Center (by appointment)

  • Invitation to all annual Spotlight Events to historic locations

  • Business or Family Membership for up to three employees or family member

Collector Level


All benefits of Historian level, and:


  • Family Membership (up to two names); membership listing

  • 10% discount on all Waterloo Press publications and items

  • One Invitation to a Spotlight Event each year at historic venues

  • Option of monthly installments

Historian Level


All benefits of Student level , and:


  • Notice on opening dates for Austin History Center programs and exhibits

  • Notice about program openings by other Austin historical organizations

  • Invitation to Annual Meeting Wine & Food Reception each May

  • Invitation by AHCA President to serve on an AHCA committee

Student Level


  • Subscription to Austin Remembers, AHCA's tri-year newsletter

  • Membership recognition in newsletter, distributed to 1200 leaders in Austin

  • Early invitation to the popular, sold out Angelina Eberly Luncheon

  • Individual membership

IMPORTANT: After completing your transaction, you will soon be sent an email that has your gift acknowledgement tax letter. Also, please enjoy this this letter from Dane Anderson, AHCA Membership Coordinator. If you need assistance at any point, email or call 512-270-0132.

NOTE: All memberships paid online will be charged a nominal payment convenience fee. Thank you again for your membership contribution.