Welcome to the BGES! Your decision to become a member of this working-level organization will provide you with many opportunities to see tangible projects completed before your eyes.

BGES Members on Tour

We focus on a program of activities that includes:

  • Battlefield Education: Orchestrating tours and study groups
  • Acquisition: Acquiring and displaying battlefield and museum artifacts and signage to help tell the story of Civil War sites
  • Restoration: Restoring faded and nonfunctional battlefield educational artifacts and signage
  • Scholarship: Producing publications and brochures and facilitating active dialogue among interested societies
  • Support: Assisting other nonprofit historical societies and educational organizations using our BEARSS Fund

Benefits of membership include

  • A special member’s rate on any BGES seminar
  • Periodic scholarly papers in the Papers of the BGES series
  • Monthly electronic newsletter
  • Reciprocal benefits with sister organizations
  • Personal updates from the Executive Director for members of the BGES Leadership Corps
  • Tax-deductible membership fees, annual membership card, and collectible BGES membership mementos
  • Special email updates
  • The First Edition Autographed Book Club
  • Access to the nation’s leading Civil War scholars and opportunities for autographed, first-editions of their books
  • Opportunities to participate in projects supporting Civil War education

Follow this link to to Join the Blue and Gray Education Society.

If you are interested in joining BGES, but have questions about membership, contact us.