Membership Application

Captain Gustauvus V. Fox
(late Asst Sec of Navy)

To become a member of the Society:
Download the Membership Form and submit your application to the Society via mail along with a check for the appropriate membership fee to:

Membership Committee
Military Historical Society of Massachusetts
P.O. Box 308, State House,
Boston, MA 02133

Prospective members must be sponsored by a current member of the Association. If you wish to apply for membership and do not have a sponsor, you are still invited to apply.

Your application will be evaluated by the Membership Committee and the Board of Directors and you will be notified of the determination. If membership is rejected for any reason, your check will be returned to you or credit card payment will be refunded back to your card.


As with the Society’s founder John Codman Ropes, members are not required to be veterans. The membership rolls list many “Civilians” such as Ropes and Senator Henry Cabot Lodge alongside veterans such as General William T. Sherman, General Joshua L. Chamberlain, Lieutenant General James Longstreet, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Gustavus V. Fox, Admiral George Dewey, and General George C. Marshall to name a few.

The Society grew rapidly after its founding in 1876. The first complete membership list available is from a booklet published in 1879 .

First Complete Membership Listing of the Society
Members Living in Boston Area
Members Living Outside Boston Area