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About the Heurich House Museum:

The Heurich House Museum’s mission is to explore the American Dream through the legacy of German immigrant Christian Heurich and his Washington, DC brewery, and to create a just path to success for local small-scale manufacturers. Our dual mission of public history education and public service is directly related to our core philosophy: that house museums should be dynamic and relevant to our modern communities.

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.

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

The Heurich House Museum seeks Event Volunteers to provide assistance during public programs (e.g., 1921 Garden Bar, Christkindlmarkt, etc.) and during private events (e.g., receptions, weddings, etc.). While the Heurich House Museum remains closed to the general public due to COVID-19, the Castle Garden is open.

Event Volunteer Job Description

  • Assist the museum staff with the security of guests and the museum spaces (Make sure that guests adhere to the rules)
  • 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 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

The Heurich House Museum preserves the legacy of historic brewer Christian Heurich and enriches the creative economy of Washington, DC.

Description

The Heurich mansion was built in 1892-4 for German-American immigrant Christian Heurich (1842-1945), whose brewery was the largest in DC and a household name. It is the city's best-preserved example of Richardsonian Romanesque residential architecture and one of the most landmarked interiors in DC. The mansion incorporated many technological advancements, including metal speaking tubes, electric lighting, burglar alarms, and "fireproofing." The interior decoration and furnishings were made by numerous German-American craftspeople. The house remained in the family until 1956, when it was bequeathed to the local Historical Society. In 2003, a family-created non-profit purchased the house and turned it into a museum.

Today, the Heurich House Museum works to reinvent the traditional historic house museum model by bridging Heurich’s world with modern DC. The museum actively conserves the building, grounds, and significant original collections, and intentionally uses its resources to enrich the entire community. The museum’s interdisciplinary approach connects visitors with DC’s unique past and illustrates how applicable the themes in Heurich’s life are to contemporary life in DC. To advance the latter goal, the museum carries forward the Heurich family’s cultural and entrepreneurial pursuits by supporting local small businesses, artisans, and craft beer makers through innovative programming that cannot be found anywhere else in the community, and is strengthening DC's creative economy.

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WHERE

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

(38.90802,-77.0445)
 

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