(45.54863,-122.48718)
 

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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

17111 NE Sandy BlvdPortland, OR 97230
The house was built in 1874, remodeled in 1899 and was home to three generations of the Zimmerman Family. The majority of their possessions remain in the house.

About

The 1874 Zimmerman House is on the National Register of Historic Places and was home to 3 generations of the Zimmerman family. Their furniture, clothes, letters, textiles and collectibles remain in the house, which is open to the public the 3rd Saturday of each month from noon - 4pm in the winter, and every Saturday in July/August. We host self-guided tours through this magnificent 2-story house. Currently on display are Valentines and winter hats (through March).

All you need is an interest in history and a desire to meet/greet new people! We will provide training at no cost to you and won't have you 'solo' on any aspect of the tour until you feel ready. We start all volunteers in a single room of the house and simply ask that you discourage visitors from sitting on the furniture or handling the artifacts. We'll begin giving you stories to tell about items in that room, growing your knowledge base over time. We prefer docents to dress 19th Century, but don't require anything but neat attire. (We even have long skirts to lend you.)

If you want to help us share this showplace with others, please contact us at 503-618-0946 or visit our website at www.echohistory.org.

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Teaching / Instruction

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 15
  • 2-4 hours per a Saturday; you choose which Sat's
  • We prefer docents to dress 19th Century, but don't require anything but neat attire.

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