Frequently Asked Questions About Membership
Is my gift tax-deductible?
All donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Your membership is 100% tax-deductible.
Do I have to join on the Internet?
You may join by mail, please send your check to the following address and make it payable to ALPLF:
ALPLF Membership, 500 E Madison, Suite 200, Springfield, IL 62701
You may join by phone or with any other questions, please call 217-557-6250.
You may join in person at the Membership desk within the Museum at 212 N 6th Street, Springfield.
What if I do not have a smartphone, can I get a printed membership card?
Yes, we would be happy to send you a printed card if a digital card is not convenient for you. Just let us know your preference when you join or renew.
How can I replace a membership card?
You can contact us at 217-557-5589 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send a digital card immediately or we will send replacement cards within 1-2 weeks of the request.
Can I purchase a membership for someone else?
Yes, you may gift any level of membership to the recipient of your choice. You can click on "Purchase a Gift Membership" button to complete the purchase. Gift memberships make a great gift for that special someone for any holiday or special occasion.
Can I upgrade my membership?
Yes, you can upgrade your membership at any point while it is active but, the original expiration date stay the same.
How does the Time Travelers benefit work?
Created by the Missouri History Museum in 1998, Time Travelers is a reciprocal membership program that allows members of historical institutions to enjoy special benefits at the 300+ participating museums and historical sites nationwide. Visit their website, chose the state you will be traveling to and view the various discounts at these sites. Check back as these benefits as they can change.
What is the difference between a National Associate or a Family membership?
While the National Associate and the Family membership level offer the same benefits, they do vary in price. National Associate membership is only available for those living outside a 100-mile radius from Springfield, IL. The National Associate level provides the Family level benefits at a discounted price.
Do I only get free admissions once?
You will enjoy free admission every time you enter the Museum throughout the year. If you receive six free admissions, that is six free admissions on every visit.
Do you have a question we haven't answered? Please contact us (217) 557-5589 and we'll be happy to help you!