Event Volunteer at the Brewmaster's Castle!

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Heurich House Foundation

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Dining Room of The Brewmaster's Castle
One of the most intact late-Victorian house museum's in the country, The Brewmaster's Castle features intact period rooms with original furnishings.

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About the Heurich House Museum:

The Heurich House Museum preserves the legacy of Christian Heurich and enriches the creative economy of Washington, DC. The private non-profit Heurich House Museum preserves the historic Heurich House mansion as a museum and community center. The mansion, which was built from 1892-94, was the home of German immigrant, local brewer, and philanthropist Christian Heurich (1842-1945). Recognized as Washington, DC’s most successful brewer, he ran the Chr. Heurich Brewing Co. until his death at 102. The mansion is notable for its technological innovations, original interiors, and rich archival collection of one of the most important local families. The museum is open for regular public events and public tours. Private tours and event rentals are also available.

The museum educates the public about the life and times of Christian Heurich and promotes a deeper understanding of late-Victorian architecture, technological innovation in the built environment, the brewing industry of Washington, DC, and the German immigrant experience in America.

The Heurich House Museum seeks Event Volunteers to provide assistance during public programs (e.g., First Fridays, Oktoberfest, Christkindlmarkt, Kids in the Castle, etc.) and during private events (e.g., receptions, symposiums, weddings, etc.) at the Heurich House Museum.

Event Volunteer Job Description:

  • Provide interpretive services for visitors (including answering basic questions about the house and the family)
  • Assist the museum staff with the security of guests and the museum’s collections
    • Make sure that guests adhere to the rules of the house (e.g., leaving coats and large bags in the front closet, no crossing behind ropes, no touching objects or walls, etc.)
  • Help with general logistics of events (e.g., event set up, event break down, etc.)
  • Ensure that all visitors feel welcome and have an enjoyable museum experience

All volunteers must complete volunteer training and sign up for Sling, a web-based scheduling program, to apply for volunteer shifts.

Volunteer Benefits:

  • 50% discount on one ticket per public event hosted by the Heurich House Museum
  • 15% discount on items sold at the Heurich House Museum Gift Shop
  • Discounted or free admission to partner organizations through the Historic House Museum Consortium
  • Volunteer appreciation events including group tours of other museums and behind-the-scenes tours of the Heurich House Museum

Please visit our website for more information and to apply to volunteer! http://www.heurichhouse.org/support/volunteer

The Heurich House Museum values diversity of culture and thought and seeks talented, qualified employees in all its operations regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other protected classification under country or local law.

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About Heurich House Foundation

Location:

1307 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036, US

Mission Statement

To conserve America's most intact late-Victorian house museum, home of immigrant brewer and philanthropist, Christian Heurich, a prominent participant in the growth of the nation's capital and the world's oldest brewer. To optimize the site's interpretive and educational value for a variety of aspects of life, culture, decorative arts, craftsmanship, and technology in Washington, DC at the end of the Victorian era. Also, to illustrate and celebrate the Germanic and other immigrant experiences in the United States.

Description

At the turn of the 20th century, Dupont Circle and its grand avenues became a "place of wealth and fashion" -- the center for great mansions and castles. Only a few of those homes have survived until today, and none are as intact as the Heurich House Museum.

Containing most of its original furnishings and decorations, the Heurich House's rooms are snapshots of the late-Victorian era. They reflect the life of Christian Heurich, a self-made businessman who came to America with $200. As the owner of the Christian Heurich Brewing Company, he became the District's second largest landowner and largest non-governmental employer. As the active manager of the company at his death in 1945 at the age of 102, he was also the world's oldest brewer.

The house is a technological marvel, incorporating the most modern inventions of its day. Features include full indoor plumbing, circulating hot water heat, central vacuum system, venting skylight, elevator shaft, pneumatic and electric communication systems, and combination gas and electric lighting fixtures. To ensure the home's safety, it was built out of reinforced steel and concrete and is completely fireproof. None of its 15 fireplaces has ever been used.

The interior of the house is a masterpiece of craftsmanship and design. The 31-rooms are replete with hand-carved wood, fireplaces with individually carved mantles and cast bronze fire backs, hand-painted ceiling canvases, luxurious furnishings, and original turn-of-the-century Heurich family collections.

We welcome you to visit the Heurich House Museum - take a tour, visit the unique backyard garden that is open the public on weekdays, or plan a special event with us.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1307 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.Heurich House MuseumWashington, DC 20036

(38.90802,-77.0445)
 

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