The Makah Museum is closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to the opportunity to invite visitors inside again, and will do so when it is considered safe. The Makah Indian Reservation is also closed to non-residents. Thank you for your understanding.
Makah Museum
Membership & Giving

Help support the Makah Cultural and Research Center

The Makah Cultural and Research Center has a couple of different opportunities for you to contribute. We have an Endowment Campaign and a Membership Department.

Currently, the MCRC operates on money received from competitive federal and state grants and contracts. We are also funded by corporate and private foundations. We generate money from admission to the museum and from Makah Museum Store sales. The Makah Tribal Council provides about 4% of our total operating budget.

We are accountable: We undergo a federal audit every year and have received no major findings since our establishment in 1979. We are governed by a 12 member Board of Trustees who are all members of the Makah Tribe which include various families.

You have the opportunity to make a restricted donation or an unrestricted donation. A restricted donation allows you to determine how your donation will be spent. You can specify which department or program you want to fund. An unrestricted donation will be used for the general operation of the Makah Cultural and Research Center.

Endowment Campaign
An Endowment Campaign has been started to help ensure the financial stability for the Makah Cultural and Research Center. The MCRC has already raised over $100,000 toward our Endowment. An anonymous donor gave a majority of this money. The Endowment Campaign will be on-going until we raise over 5 million dollars.

If you would like to contribute to the MCRC’s Endowment Campaign, please contact Janine Ledford, Executive Director.

Membership Department
Individual $30.00 Contributing $200.00
Student/Senior $20.00 Life $1000.00
Family $50.00 Organization $50.00
Sustaining $100.00 Contributing Business $500.00

Membership privileges include:

  1. Unlimited free MCRC entry for one year from the date of purchase.
  2. 10% discount on all museum store purchases over $10.00.
  3. Invitation to special advance exhibit showings and related activities.
  4. Inclusion of the MCRC mailing lists for newsletters.

Family, Sustaining and Contributing Memberships provide these privileges to the holder and immediate family (spouse and children). Life Memberships are valid for the life of the member.

Please make checks payable to:
Makah Museum
PO Box 160
NeahBay, WA 98357

You may also use Visa or MasterCard.
Contributions are tax-deductible….to the fullest extent of the law. The Makah Cultural and Research Center is a 501(c)3 organization.