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Ainsley House

Do you love meeting new people? Are you interested in local history? Do you want to give back to the community? Then the Historical Ainsley House is the perfect volunteer opportunity for you. The Ainsley House is looking for Museum Docents to provide guided tours to Ainsley House visitors. Docents will be provided with training in the history of the Ainsley House and the Ainsley Family.

This year the Ainsley House celebrates its 90 th Anniversary. Built in 1925 as the home for Campbell’s fruit canning pioneer J.C. Ainsley and his wife, Alcinda, the Ainsley House is a 15 room beautifully restored English Tudor style home that transports the visitor to the bygone era of the 1920’s. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the public is invited to join docent led tours and experience a local treasure and authentic representation of life 90 years ago.

Open March-December, Thursday-Sunday, noon - 4:00 pm

(Excluding public holidays)

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About Campbell Historical Museum & Ainsley House

Location:

51 N. Central Ave, Campbell, CA 95008, US

Mission Statement

Interpret and preserve the history of the Campbell area from its early beginnings to today and to relate that history within the context of the Santa Clara Valley region.

Description

Located in downtown Historic Downtown Campbell, the Campbell Historical Museum is located in Campbell's first Fire Station. Changing exhibits about Home Life, Recreation, Work and Community provide insights into the daily life experiences of Campbell's past. Unique hands-on features at each exhibit will engage and intrigue. The Ainsley House was built in 1925 by John Colpitts Ainsley, a canning and agricultural pioneer. Its distinctive, wooden shingled roof resembling a thatch roof and its English Tudor design with Arts and Crafts influences make it a unique, Historic Home that helps us relive the 20's and 30's. Originally located on the corner of Bascom and Hamilton,

the house was moved in 1989 and re-opened in 1994 to the public

Arts & Culture
Community
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

The Ainsley House300 Grant StCampbell, CA 95008

(37.28877,-121.94344)
 

SKILLS

  • Curating
  • Public Speaking
  • Customer Service
  • Research
  • History
  • Group Facilitation

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours per month
  • Must be able to climb stairs

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