Why Join the Napoleonic Historical Society?

The main reason to join our society is to connect with people who share your interest in this fascinating era. Members:
  • Receive our bi-monthly electronic Newsletter.
  • Receive invitations to our Annual Conference.
  • Receive invitations to local events, depending on where you live.
  • Gain full access to the Members section of our website, with the full text of articles, past issues of our newsletters and supplements, an extensive links page and our special Ask the Experts feature, which lets you submit questions to experts who can answer them.
  • Members at the Premium levels also receive a variety of gifts, depending upon the level at which they subscribe.
You can pay for your membership online using a PayPal account or credit card. To do so, just follow the instructions further down on this page. If you prefer to mail us check, use the link below to download a printable membership form. The Napoleonic Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation. Members pledging an annual tax-deductible contribution at any of the six Premium levels listed below receive their names inscribed on a beautiful certificate of membership. Members at the Emperor’s Inner Circle and Marshalate levels are also invited to a special President’s dinner on Thursday evening prior to the Annual Conference.

SO… If you’re fascinated with Napoleon as a military and administrative genius….. If you are enchanted with the lives of Josephine, Pauline, and the intrigues of the court….. If you love to study Napoleonic warfare and the great naval battles….. If you like to read about the Marshals, Lord Nelson, Blucher, and other personalities of the era….. If you admire Empire (or English regency) style and décor…… Whether you’re in it for wargaming or travel, conferences, camaraderie or scholarship, you’ll be surprised and delighted by the benefits of membership. The Napoleonic Historical Society exists to provide our members with the means to share our knowledge and views about the Napoleonic period. In addition to local events and annual conferences, membership includes a subscription to our quarterly electronic Newsletter and access to its archives. We invite you and your fellow enthusiasts to join our ranks!

Our Membership Year

Our membership year runs from August 15 (Napoleon’s birthday) to August 15. If you join at a later date in the year, you will receive back issues of the NHS Newsletter and Supplements and full benefits of membership from the previous August 15 forward. Dues paid after June 1 will automatically be credited for the next membership year, and new members will receive the last issue of the current year as a free bonus. Our membership year runs from August 15 (Napoleon’s birthday) to August 15. If you join at a later date in the year, you will receive back issues of the NHS Newsletter and Supplements and full benefits of membership from the previous August 15 forward. Dues paid after June 1 will automatically be credited for the next membership year, and new members will receive the last issue of the current year as a free bonus.

How to Join Online

You can pay by credit card or your PayPal account by clicking on one of the buttons below. Payment by credit card is handled through PayPal, but you do NOT need a PayPal account to use their credit card service. When you arrive at the Order page, click on the “Pay by Credit Card”. You do not have to log in to PayPal to use this service, so leave the log-in boxes blank. Don’t be concerned if the “shopping cart” fails to list your gift selection. Just continue to the credit card or PayPal invoice – it show should up there. If it doesn’t, go back and make your selection again before hitting the “pay” button. You can pay by credit card or your PayPal account by clicking on one of the buttons below. Payment by credit card is handled through PayPal, but you do NOT need a PayPal account to use their credit card service. When you arrive at the Order page, click on the “Pay by Credit Card”. You do not have to log in to PayPal to use this service, so leave the log-in boxes blank. Don’t be concerned if the “shopping cart” fails to list your gift selection. Just continue to the credit card or PayPal invoice – it show should up there. If it doesn’t, go back and make your selection again before hitting the “pay” button.

REGULAR MEMBERSHIPS

Regular membership

$30
(includes the NHS Newsletter, and invitations to attend local events in your area and our Annual Conference)

 

Student membership

$10 (Members under 25 years of age, otherwise, the same as above)

VETERAN MEMBERSHIP

Members who prefer to have their Newsletter mailed to them may join at the “Veterans” level to cover the costs of printing and postage. Newsletters are in black and white instead of color.

Veteran Member (USA)

$55

(same benefits as regular membership, but with six black and white issues of the newsletter sent by mail instead of e-mail)

Veteran Member (Canada)

$65

(same benefits)

Veteran Member (overseas)

$75

(same benefits)


PREMIUM MEMBERSHIPS

Premium members (see below) may request receive their choice of special membership gifts or they may request to have their newsletters sent by mail. Click on the underlined special premium gifts for details of the offerings at each level. Members at the Grenadier level may choose to have their Newsletter mailed to them instead of a premium gift. Members at higher levels may request this service at no extra charge.
Grenadier $75
Select your gift:
(includes the NHS Newsletter, a choice of special premium gifts, membership pin, invitations to attend local events in your area and our Annual conference, and a special membership certificate suitable for framing)
Old Guard $100
Select your gift:
(includes the NHS Newsletter, a choice of special premium gifts, invitations to attend local events in your area and our Annual conference, and a special membership certificate suitable for framing)
Aide De Camp $150
Select your gift: one moment
(includes the NHS Newsletter, a choice of special premium gifts, and a special membership certificate suitable for framing)
General $250
Select your gift:
(includes the NHS Newsletter, a choice of special premium gifts, and a special membership certificate suitable for framing)
Marshal $500
Select your gift:
(includes the NHS Newsletter, a choice of special premium gifts, a special membership certificate suitable for framing, and preferred seating for the President’s dinner at the Annual Conference)
Emperor’s Inner Circle $1000
Select your gift:
(includes the NHS Newsletter, a choice of special premium gifts, a special membership certificate suitable for framing, and and preferred seating for the President’s dinner at the Annual Conference)

If you would rather mail us a check, click the button below for a printable membership application

Click here to download our membership form.