The Trailside Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation is a one-of-a-kind place in Westchester. The main museum building was built in 1937 and the addition was built in 1977. Last year the Museum celebrated its 75th anniversary and it is still going strong.
You can become a supporter of the Trailside Museum by joining the Friends of Trailside Museum and Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. The Friends are a non-profit group that support programs and research at the Museum and provides volunteers for the Museum and maintenance programs at the park.
The Friends also run the small gift shop at the Museum which offers nature-related gifts and books, identification guides to plants and animals, maps, and more.
Different levels of membership are available from $25 through over $500. We have scanned in the membership form and posted it at our website. The form has the details and mailing address. Members receive the friends Newsletter and notice of programs at the park.
BONUS!: Members who sign up for the “Wood Turtle” membership level (or above) at $100 receive a pass for FREE car entry into the park for the entire year. Entry costs $10 per car so this can be a substantial savings over the course of the year.
The Leatherman’s Loop supports the Trailside Museum with donations of Loop proceeds each year. Many runners and friends have asked us how they can do more to support the park. Joining the Friends of Trailside is a fantastic way to show your support for the park. Join today!