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HMNS Legacy Society: Preserving the past, securing the future

Members of HMNS Legacy Society ensure that the Museum’s past is preserved and that the future is secure with their thoughtful gifts. Individuals who provide for the Museum in the following ways are welcome and eligible for membership:

Name the Museum as a beneficiary in their will.

Designate the Museum as a beneficiary of retirement assets including an IRA, 401(k), 403 (b) or other pension plans.

Donate a life insurance policy to the Museum or simply name them as a beneficiary.

Create a charitable trust with the Museum.

Establish a charitable gift annuity through the Museum.

Promise a gift of an artifact(s) that the Museum has agreed to accept.

Provide a future gift from a private foundation that honors an individual as a lifelong supporter.

Members of the HMNS Legacy Society receive exclusive benefits for their visionary gifts including invitations to exclusive, behind-the-scenes events, recognition in Museum publications; a commemorative item and an invitation to an annual event that honors all Legacy Society Members.

To enroll in HMNS Legacy Society, simply fill out the form below or contact Barbara Hawthorn,Vice President of Development at (713) 639-4734 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Details of your gift are not required; however any information that you wish to share will be held in strictest confidence.

Download the Legacy Society Enrollment Form. 

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