As A Member of Historic Rugby, You Touch A Lot Of People

  •  The nine-year-old who sees history come to life.
  • The skilled Appalachian crafters whose works are sold in our village.
  • The young people volunteering to repair trails and protect our pristine natural beauty.
  • The scores of musicians, historians, scholars, artists, writers, adventurers, and families who have been touched by this magical place.

Your membership in Historic Rugby helps make all this happen. Every day, we connect with people of all ages—showing them how the ideals of a village founded more than 135 years ago still have a place in today’s world.

We Educate, Rejuvenate, and Inspire.

We preserve and protect 18 historic buildings—including one of the oldest libraries in the South. We provide work for people in one of the highest unemployment areas in Tennessee and shops where local artists can feature their crafts.  We host festivals and car shows, artist and writer workshops, and hundreds of tours of our historic buildings.

Historic Rugby receives no ongoing operational support from federal, state or local governments.  It’s your membership and donations that allow us to carry out our missions.

We’d Like To Do More.

That’s where you make a big difference. Your membership allows us to continue programs like these, and look at what’s next for Historic Rugby in a changing world. We’re constantly working on new ways of outreach, new historic collections for display, and new ways of protecting our natural and man-made resources.

Please Join Us.  Your Membership Makes All This Possible.  Thank You.

It’s easy to become a member of our organization! Just download our membership form, print it out and mail it in! Or pick a member category & join securely ONLINE HERE. For more information contact us.

NEW STARTING 7/2022: $100 or greater new or renewed memberships include North American Reciprocal Museum Association privileges to visit without charge 1,000+ other institutions in the USA & 4 other countries! See which at Be sure to contact the museum you plan to visit in advance for questions about specific reciprocal benefits. Some restrictions may apply.