Become a member of the Sharpsteen Museum in Calistoga CA 

The Sharpsteen Museum Association was founded to support and maintain Calistoga's Sharpsteen Museum and Sam Brannan Cottage. The all-volunteer organization not only staffs the history museum, keeping it open to the public 7 days a week, but is responsible to the City for its operation as well as the conservation and display of its collection. The Association owns the neighboring victorian known as the Museum House where it maintains offices, research library, meeting and work spaces.

Member Benefits

All Sharpsteen Museum members receive a bi-monthly newsletter to keep updated on all fun events coming to the museum, a 10% discount at the museum store. Members also receive priority notice of history museum trips, lectures and other exciting fun events. There are countless things to do at our history museum, so take advantage of our membership!

Please consider joining us. Use on-line form at right or click here for mail-in membership and donation form.

Become a docent

If you have an interest in the Museum, enjoy meeting new people and have the ability to commit just a few hours each month, please call (707) 942-5911 for further information. We also appreciate the support of our members who, while unable to volunteer, support us with their interest and sponsorship.

Want to make a donation or send a Memorial Gift?

The Sharpsteen Museum Association is an all-volunteer organization that keeps the history museum operating and open to the public 363 days of the year. Donations of any amount are always appreciated. The Sharpsteen Museum is also grateful for the opportunity to honor individuals through memorial gifts. Upon receipt of a memorial gift, the donor is sent a note of appreciation, tax receipt and an acknowledgement card is sent to the family.  The Sharpsteen Museum is a 501(c)(3) organization, and your gift is tax-deductible within the limitations of U.S. Federal income tax laws. Our Federal tax identification number is 94-2639021.

Please click here for the mail-in Donation and Memorial Gift form.

How do I sign up?

Step 1: Fill out the form to the right.

Step 2: Click on this link to purchase your membership. Select the desired level you indicated on your form.

Tom Sharpsteen, son of Ben and Bernice Sharpsteen

Print Membership Form CLICK HERE

Membership Form

    After submitting the form, please click this link to purchase your membership.


    Annual Dues Schedule

    Due June 1

    Senior (65 and over) $20.00
    Individual $30.00
    Family/Dual $40.00
    Associate $50.00
    Sponsor $100.00
    Business $50.00
    Individual Life $300.00
    Family Life $500.00
    Business Life $1,000.00