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The Circus Historical Society's purpose is to research and present circus history, perpetuate circus arts and skills, and encourage an appreciation for circuses and their role in popular culture and the performing arts. Membership includes a subscription to Bandwagon, the Journal of the Circus Historical Society. Pay only one year's dues, you will be billed each year after joining.

Membership Application (includes Bandwagon subscription)

box Membership dues, USA, $60      box Membership dues, Canada, $80 ($60 membership, $20 postage)

box Membership dues, International, $105 ($60 membership, $45 postage)

box Sustaining member (extra help), $75      box Contributing member (special help), $100

box Concessionaire (generous help), $150      box Ringmaster (extraordinary help), $250

box Other $ ___

box New Member   box Rejoining, former CHS number:                

Total enclosed: $                 

Return your membership application or subscription to: Les Smout CHS Treasurer, P O Box 15742, Clearwater, FL 33766. Make all checks payable to the Circus Historical Society, Inc., U.S. funds only. Questions? contact Les Smout at Please type or print:


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Membership Survey

CHS would like to know more about our new and renewing members. Please take the time to complete this form and mail it with your membership. Your information is for CHS use only. Thanks!

box  Male     box   Female

Age range:   box under 20     box 20 to 35     box 35 to 50     box over 50

How did you find the Circus Historical Society?:

What is your primary interest in circus history (check only one):

   box history     box collector     box ephemera     box fan, enthusiast     box specific circuses
   box biography     box family history     box Other (specify):

Do you actively research circus history?   box Yes     box No

Do you collect circus material?   box Yes     box No

Do you visit circuses?   box Yes     box No

What other circus or circus-related organizations do you belong to:

If you or a family member have been a part of the circus, would you like to share any information or insights that would be of interest to the 'CHS Family'? May we contact you for that purpose?   box Yes     box No