The Packard 500 Club was established in 2003 and provides critical operating revenue. Membership is obtained by committing to contributing $500 dollars per year for a period of 5 years. Benefits of membership include free family membership, discounts in the museum store and recognition in the Newsletter and in the museum. Upon completion of the term, the member's name is added to the 500 Club Plaque in the museum foyer. Continuing after five years is at the discretion of the member.