The SWHF exists to benefit all collectors of Smith & Wesson handguns. The best method of supporting the organization is to join and/or contribute funds towards the ongoing work. Members receive discount on Historical Foundation letters and supporting documents. Please note, all memberships are for life, there are no annual fees.

Membership categories and costs are as follows:

Member - $100

Sustaining Member - $1000

Benefactor Member - $10000



To become a member we need only your name, address and email address. All membership fees, donations and estate bequests are tax-deductible. Please make all checks payable to “The SWHF”.

All correspondence, membership forms, donations, enquiries etc. should be sent to:


P.O. Box 1494

Great Bend , KS 67530


Email –

Board of Trustees and Officers

The Board of Trustees and Officers of the SWHF is as follows:

Bill Cross, Chairman SWHF, Author, Past-President and current Treasurer SWCA

Sheryl Cheely, Secretary and Treasurer SWHF

Dave Ballantyne

David Carroll

Joe Carvalho III, President Springfield Museums Association

Peter DeRose, Past-President SWCA

Roy Jinks, Author, Smith &Wesson Historian and Chairman SWCA

Jim Supica, Author, Past-President SWCA, Director National Firearms Program, NRA


The Smith & Wesson Historical Foundation is a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3)