Membership Benefits 

  • Quarterly newsletters via email
  • Membership meetings – twice a year
  • The opportunity to share research and offer presentations

Membership is open to any person, corporation, association or other legal entity. The Society offers several categories of membership.

STUDENT MEMBER: anyone under 18 years of age—-$10.00

REGULAR MEMBER: includes head of household, spouse and children living at home—-$30.00

SPONSOR: minimum contribution—-$50.00
PATRON: minimum contribution—-$100.00

Any individual over 18 years of age may be a voting member of the Society, and is eligible for Society offices.
Corporate members may vote but are not eligible to hold office.

Membership: Jan. 1 to Dec 31.
Those joining mid-year are paid through the following year.

If you are interested in receiving a membership application, please click on the link below ;

Membership Application

Send your completed application to our business office at:

Jedediah Smith Society
1322 Shattuck Ave. Apt 401
Berkeley, CA 94709
email Milton von Damm at  if you have questions.

A membership packet will be sent to you upon receipt of your check.


An Appeal for Donations –
Are there others that would consider this?

One of our Board of Directors and past President, John Talbot,
recently donated $5,000 to the Scholarship Fund in hope that this action would stimulate others to follow suit. Thank you, John!

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An organization dedicated to learning about and sharing the history of Jedediah Smith and other explorers and mountain men.