Clara Endicott Sears established Fruitlands Museum in 1914 to share important permanent collections, special exhibitions, historic buildings, and a spectacular landscape with the public. This is what drives our mission over 100 years later. Your support is crucial as well as greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions about how you can give to the museum please contact Development at 978.456.3924 x288, or


Ways to Give

Become a Fruitlands Museum Member

Join Fruitlands today to enjoy the museum’s heritage, nature, and art. Fruitlands offers multiple levels of membership to meet your needs and interests. If you wish to join as a Fruitlands Member, please fill out the membership form, or sign up online, and help preserve a New England landmark for future generations.

Make a Donation to the Annual Fund

Annual Fund gifts have been instrumental in growing Fruitlands Museum from a vibrant local museum to one of New England’s premier museums. Your gift provides much-needed support for our exceptional exhibitions, quality educational programs for children and adults, and necessary care of our permanent collections. 

A gift of any size will make a difference to the museum! Click here to donate.

Donate to Fix Our Bricks, Benches, and Blacktop

In 2014 Fruitlands would like to improve physical accessibility on site by focusing on the "3 Bs" - Bricks, Benches, and Blacktop. Our goal is to make it easier for all of our guests to navigate and enjoy the campus. The "3 Bs" are part of a larger facilities improvement plan that we hope to have complete by the end of 2015.

Can you help? Click here to purchase some bricks, benches or blacktop for the Museum. Not sure how you want to help? Click Here to give a donation to the general fund. Thank you for investing in the future of your museum community!

Corporate Memberships

Fruitlands Museum's Corporate Membership program offers special benefits to company employees while advancing the marketing reach and philanthropic objectives of their employers.

Corporate Members help Fruitlands further its mission to inspire and educate through the heritage, nature and art of New England by supporting the museum's educational opportunities, collection and landscape. Contact Development at 978.456.3924 x288 or email Kate Parsons for information.


With four gallery buildings and over 200 acres of land, you never know what we may need to keep the museum up and running smoothly. In-kind gifts are tax deductible and always welcome.

For more information, please contact Development at 978.456.3924 x288, or email Kate Parsons

Planned Giving

The Development Office at Fruitlands Museum is proud to offer a comprehensive Planned Giving program through which you may contribute to the future of the museum. Planned Giving allows the Museum to prepare confidently for the future and provide your family with long term tax benefits. Bequests are very personal and, consequently, they are all different. In order to personalize your Planned Giving to best meet your needs.

For more information on Planned Giving, please contact Development at 978.456.3924 x288, or email Kate Parsons.

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Extra hands are always welcome. Every season brings a new challenge to the museum.

To find out how you can help by donating your time please contact Development, 978.456.3924 x288, or by email at Kate Parsons. We look forward to working with you.