Membership can be obtained online through our Gift Shop website (click here), or for information about becoming an Historical Society member email our Director of Membership. Please include mailing address, or call us at (202) 543-0400. Members may also send by email change of address information.

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The Supreme Court Historical Society is a private non-profit organization, incorporated in the District of Columbia in 1974. The Society is dedicated to the collection and preservation of the history of the Supreme Court of the United States.

The Society seeks to accomplish its mission by supporting historical research, collecting antiques and artifacts relating to the Court's history, sponsoring lectures or educational colloquia, and publishing books and other materials which increase public awareness of the Court's contribution to our Nation's rich constitutional heritage.

"Much of the history of the Supreme Court can be found in memorabilia, art, and documents that have gathered dust for too long in storerooms and attics. Some have been lost forever, because of carelessness, or neglect, or the failure to appreciate their worth, or the absence of any plan to preserve them. I am confident that the Society will reverse that trend and will acquire significant materials and preserve them for future generations. Equally important, it will encourage research on all aspects of the Court and on the rich and varied traditions and personalities that are part of its history."

Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, November 1974



Members are invited to attend the Society's formal reception and dinner,
held annually at The Supreme Court

Join the Supreme Court Historical Society

Your Society membership will support historical research, the acquisition of significant antiques, artwork and other memorabilia relating to the Court and will fund publications on the Court's rich contribution to our Nation's constitutional heritage. Many of these publications are provided to members as a courtesy of their membership.

As a member, you'll receive:

SCHS Journal of Supreme Court History -- Publication of selected scholarly articles on the Court's history, its members and those who have appeared before it. The Journal comes out three times a year and is illustrated with many rare photographs, engravings, and drawings.

SCHS Quarterly -- A member-oriented newsletter with informative articles on the Court's past, and timely announcements of Society activities and meetings.

Members are also invited to educational programs and other Society-sponsored functions throughout the year. The Society's Annual Meeting includes the Annual Lecture, as well as a formal reception and dinner held each year at the Supreme Court. Other programs open to members have included lecture series on The Supreme Court and Free Speech, Associate Justices of the Gilded Age, President Abraham Lincoln, the Supreme Court and the Constitution and the Supreme Court and Separation of Powers. Members are also cordially invited to make use of the Society's building, just behind the Supreme Court.

Change of Address / Update mailing information:

Existing Members if you have changed address or would like to change your mailing address that publications and notifications are sent to please email or and we will update your information immediately.

emailus The Supreme Court Historical Society is always eager to hear what you think. Please share your ideas and suggestions at Your comments will be sent to a member of the Society's staff. Thank you for your interest in helping the Society improve its services and program offerings.
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