Historical knowledge helps address contemporary issues, nurtures personal & collective identities, and creates strong communities.

History is the foundation of future generations.

Help preserve and share Methow Valley history now and into the future.

Your contributions are tax deductible and always much appreciated. Donate online or mail a check to:

Shafer Historical Museum, PO Box 46, Winthrop, WA 98862

Annual Members support sharing, preserving and learning our collective history in the Methow Valley. Memberships renew annually.

Join online or mail a check to Shafer Museum, PO Box 46, Winthrop, WA 98862.

Belle of the Barron Mine $1000

Specialty tour on topic of your choice, including the Model-T (or alternate exciting activity, depending on how the car is working). Benefits of the lower tiers.

Behind-the-Scenes of the Museum $500

  • Behind-the-scenes museum tour with the Museum Director or Museum Board Chair, or an hour of archival research assistance on a topic of your choice

  • Benefits of the lower tiers

Methow Valley + Okanogan $250

  • Shafer Museum Homestead membership PLUS membership in the Okanogan County Historical Society, including the quarterly journal publication “The Heritage."

  • Two admissions to guided tours at the Shafer Museum

  • Benefits of the lower tiers

Modern-day Methow Valley Homesteader Family OR Business Membership $100

  • Family name listed at the Museum with your year of putting down roots in the Methow Valley or your business name

  • Your choice of a book: View of the Methow, High Hopes and Deep Snow, or two “Our Methow Home” booklets of your choice.

  • Benefits of the lower tier

Victory-Garden Seedling $30

  • Participate in one museum event annually for free (eg. exhibit opening party, guided tour, child’s activity)

  • Occasional “Shafer Gazette” newsletter (email or print)

Donate Things

Objects, photos, documents and many remarkable things are preserved yet accessible in a museum. We consider items that fit within our collections policy.

Contact our Archivist regarding donations of physical items at

The Shafer Historical Museum is a nonprofit organization that relies upon membership, admissions, and support from people like you.

Thank you for your gift, your visit, and your friendship!

The Shafer Museum is one of the Okanogan County Historical Society museums. Donations are fully tax deductible.

Tax ID/EIN: 91-9900012