Join Us

.….become a member

Although Smoky Hill Trail is not recognized as a National Trail by the National Parks Service, you have read and heard rich stories about this famous trail to the Colorado gold fields. The Association believes the historical importance of the Trail warrants National Historic Trail Designation and has begun the legislation process to get the trail recognized as such.

Join us and become an active participant in this vital effort to preserve an important element of our Great Plains legacy. Relive the wondrous history guided by master historians of our day.

Just print and complete the information on this application below and send it to the address on the form OR scan your completed copy and send it to SHTA. Then select the membership type you want from the drop-down menu and click on the “Buy Now” button to complete your membership registration.

Membership Application

Membership and Donations


…..become a volunteer

If you have a passion for the history of the settling of the West, then SHTA is the perfect fit for you! Volunteer to help with legislation, help with our yearly conference, help by writing newspaper articles, membership and so much more.  Volunteers are the heart of an organization like ours and your contribution can make a difference! Just click on the contact us tab and tell us how you would like to help.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others ~ Gandhi

… a benefactor

Your direct donations can mean a huge success for the projects currently undertaken by SHTA. Supporting our legislative efforts, conferences, membership efforts and other projects help us remain a viable contribution to preserving history.