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  • Ephrata Cloister

    Membership

Today, a special community of people called the Ephrata Cloister Associates helps to preserve the heritage of this historic site and share its stories. Through their effort, the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization helps to support the continuing legacy of Ephrata.

Members help to:

  • return original artifacts to the collections
  • provide school programs to educate visiting youth about the history of the early community
  • volunteer, sharing their time and talents as guides, and as part of special programs such as the Ephrata Cloister Chorus, the Student Historians, and The Museum Store
  • support scholars who continue to probe the records to learn more about the intriguing past

For nearly half a century the Ephrata Cloister Associates have supported the continued preservation of the historic site. With their dedication, Ephrata continues to be a place which offers refreshment for the soul.

Annual Membership Opportunities and Benefits:

All members of the Ephrata Cloister Associates receive free year-round admission to the Ephrata Cloister (except for selected special programs), a 10% discount in The Museum Store, 20% off in December, the Chronicon newsletter issued 4 times a year, and special invitations and opportunities for members.

College/University Student $20.00
Receives all the benefits listed above

Individual: $30.00
Senior Individual (60+): $25.00
Receives all the benefits listed above

Contributing: $45.00
Senior Contributing (60+): $45.00
Two persons in the same household with all the benefits listed above.

Family and/or Grand-Family: $55.00  
Two adults and up to 4 children or grandchildren household under age 17, with all the benefits listed above.

Patron: $150.00
All the benefits listed above for a Family Membership plus YOUR CHOICE of 2 tickets to Christmas at the Cloister OR 2 tickets to Lantern Tours.

Business Recreational Membership: $200.00
Designed for retirement/assisted living communities to access the recreational aspects of the Ephrata Cloister. This membership category entitles residents (when visiting as a group activity) to access the grounds of the Historic Ephrata Cloister for recreational purposes. Not valid during certain special events and programs.

Business Sponsor: $200.00
All the benefits listed above for a Family Membership plus 2 tickets to Christmas at the Cloister AND 2 tickets to Lantern Tours.

Benefactor $500.00
All the benefits listed above for a Family Membership plus 4 tickets to Christmas at the Cloister AND 4 tickets to Lantern Tours.


To become or renew your membership please contact the Ephrata Cloister or select the appropriate membership category below to securely pay online to support the continuing work of preserving this important historic site.


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Ephrata Cloister

Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission:
Tom Wolf, Governor – Nancy Moses, Chair – Andrea Lowery, Executive Director

Ephrata Cloister is one of 26 historic sites and museums on the Pennsylvania Trail of History. For more information or to request a free 24-page visitor guide, visit www.phmc.pa.gov or phone toll free 1-866-PATRAIL.

The Ephrata Cloister Associates is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, supporting the mission of preservation and education at this National Historic Landmark.