Become a member of the Sanford Historical Society!
Memberships are $10 for an individual or $15 for a couple. Benefits include a subscription to LOG MARKS, a newsletter which is published four times from April to November and participation in membership meetings which are held monthly from April to November.
All office holders are volunteers, the membership is actively involved in decision-making and all proceeds are focused on maintaining and reconstructing the buildings and displays.
You can become a member of the SHS by filing out the printed form and sending it along with your payment through the postal service. Or, you can join/renew your membership online with your PayPal account or credit/debit card with one of the options below.
Call us at 989-687-9048. Although the museum is closed during the winter months, voice messages are checked regularly. The SHS is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Set the Amount and Make a Donation to the Sanford Historical Society.
Use this option to make a donation to the Sanford Historical Society. No amount is too small and you are helping us to preserve our museum for present and future generations. You decide how much to give.
New or Renew an Individual Annual SHS Membership for $10.00.
Use this option for a new or to renew your annual individual SHS Membership in the amount of $10.00. If you would like to donate a larger amount, please use the "Make a Donation to the SHS" option.
New or Renew a Couple Annual SHS Membership for $15.00.
Use this option for a new or to renew your annual couple SHS Membership in the amount of $15.00. If you would like to donate a larger amount, please use the "Make a Donation to the SHS" option.
Our newsletter features museum news, local history notes and interviews.
The SHS began publishing a consistent newsletter with Volume 1, Issue 1, starting in February, 1984. The early newsletters were a single-sided page. That first issue was titled Sanford Historical Society News Letter, and it wasn’t until Volume 1, Issue 5, of June, 1984, that the title Log Marks first appeared.
In a March 28, 2011 interview conducted by Rick Goodwin for the SHS, Don Marquardt confirmed that he wrote the newsletter for that first year and named it Log Marks, the same title that he used for a column that he wrote for the Sanford Express newspaper. Log Marks has been published every year since 1984.
Once again in 2017 the SHS will be publishing electronic issues of the Log Marks newsletters to supplement the four printed issues (April, June, August, and November). These extra issues will not be mailed out due to printing and postage costs. The Society encourages you to switch to email delivery of your newsletter as it helps to reduce expenses, and you can share these full-color newsletters with friends and family members. Please send an email to with the subject Member Email and we’ll add you to our growing list!
You may download and read the August, 2017 sample issue of Log Marks by clicking the button.