Desert Sage Society

Desert
Sage Society

Join a special community of donors.

When you contribute to High Desert Museum, a part of you becomes a part of the High Desert – now and for generations to come. As a Desert Sage Society (DSS) member, you’ll have the opportunity to share a more intimate relationship with the Museum, its leadership, other supporters and all the incredible exhibits and collections.

As your commitment grows, so do the benefits to you, your family and to the community.

You receive:

  • Unlimited free admission for two adults, two adult guests and all children
  • Exclusive invitations to exhibit opening events
  • Private Desert Sage Society event
  • Invitation to annual Earl A. Chiles Award ceremony
  • Recognition on Desert Sage Society donor board in the Schnitzer Entrance Hall
  • Raptors of the Desert Sky show tickets
  • Museum guest passes
  • Free admission to member evening events
  • 10% discounts on:
    – Purchases in Silver Sage Trading store
    – Dining in Rimrock Cafe
    – Guest admission
    – Rental of the Museum for events

In addition to everything listed above, members receive:

DSS Fellow ($1,000)
Eight guest passes per year

Curator’s Circle ($2,500)
All Fellow level benefits plus an invitation to an intimate birds of prey encounter Additional 2 guest passes for a total of 10

Museum Associate ($5,000)
All Curator’s Circle level benefits plus an invitation to an exclusive behind-the-scenes wildlife tour Additional 2 guest passes for a total of 12

Director’s Council ($10,000)
All Museum Associate level benefits plus a private tour of the Museum’s vault led by a Museum curator Additional two guest passes for a total of 14

Founder’s Circle ($25,000+)
All Director’s Council level benefits plus a pioneer dinner at Mrs. Miller’s 1904 ranch for up to 10 people Additional 2 guest passes for a total of 16 For information on becoming a Corporate Member of the Desert Sage Society click here. To learn more about the Desert Sage Society, please contact Director of Development Heather Vihstadt at 541-323-3314 or

For information on becoming a Corporate Member of the Desert Sage Society click here.

To learn more about the Desert Sage Society, please contact Director of Development Heather Vihstadt at 541-323-3314 or contact us.

For Desert Sage Society members:
There are benefits that you may choose to receive or waive, depending on your interests. Optional benefits include: guest passes (valued at $10 each) and Raptors of the Desert Sky show tickets (valued at $2 per peson). The estimated fair market value for an annual membership, which includes unlimited admission for two adults, all member children/grandchildren and two guests is $104. Due to the fair market value of these benefits, your request for these items will decrease the tax-deductible portion of your gift. Please contact Director of Development Heather Vihstadt at 541-382-4754 ext. 248 or contact us for more information. Please note, if you are making a gift through a family foundation or donor advised fund, no tangible benefits may be provided in accordance with IRS regulations.

You help provide Museum access to all through Family Free Days, Senior Free Days, Museum & Me (a special time for those with disabilities to visit the Museum) andMuseum passes made available through libraries in three counties and social services agencies.