Become a Member:

The Oswego County Historical Society invites anyone with an interest in preserving local history and the Richardson-Bates House Museum for future generations to become a supporter by joining the society as a member. All memberships and donations support ongoing preservation of the museum building, historical exhibits and educational programs. Without the involvement of the members and donors, it would be impossible to continue.

Benefits include:

Free Admission to Museum  –   Quarterly Newsletter  –   Free Use of Research Library –  Invitation to Events & Programs  –  10% Discount on Gift Shop Items

Membership Levels


Giving to the Max: $1,000 & above

Naomis Circle


Normans Fellows


Friends of Harriet: $100 – $249


Order of Sphinx $50 – $9


Family: $ 25


Individual: $20


Senior/Student: $10


Download membership form Here


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are an important part of sustaining the operations, events and programs needs of the Richardson-Bates House Museum. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available based on experience and interest.

Docents (Tour Guides)

Special Events & Programs



Download volunteer form Here




To learn more about volunteering, please contact the museum by phone at 343-1342 or email at ochs@rbhousemuseum.org