All members receive a subscription to Oak Leaves, the quarterly newsletter of the ELS Historical Society.

Members also may become involved in a variety of Society activities:

  • attend the informative annual programs of the Historical Society
  • help their church maintain valuable historical records
  • learn to preserve old documents and artifacts
  • conduct research on the history of the ELS, its congregations, and its pastors
  • receive periodic bulletins with articles of news and interest
  • meet other people with a lively interest in history
  • attend the annual business meeting of the Society
  • donate items of historical interest to the Synod Archives or Ottesen Museum
  • contribute articles to Oak Leaves

To become a member or renew an existing membership with the ELS Historical Society:

  1. Print this form (click the printer icon in the upper right part of this screen), fill in the appropriate blanks, and then mail it together with your membership dues to: ELS Historical Society, 6 Browns Court, Mankato, MN 56001.
  2. Click here and print the PDF version of this form.

Membership Type (check one):

Voting Membership is available to any communicant member of an ELS congregation; or, any communicant member of a congregation in fellowship with the ELS.

  • ___ Individual or Married Couple ($15/year)
  • ___ Lifetime ($300)

Associate (non-voting) Membership is available to any other individual or organization interested in the work and purpose of the ELS Historical Society.

  • ___ Individual or Organization ($25/year)

(Make checks payable to "ELS Historical Society.")


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