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Osborne Homestead Museum

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Tour Guide/Docent--bring this elegant 12-room museum to life for students, families, and guests by leading tours for small and large groups.

Decorating assistant-- Help garden clubs and decorators with setting up their displays in the museum, ensure compliance with the museum's decorating policies, assist in setting up and breaking down lunch buffet tables.

Greeter--meet and greet people from all the world as the enter the museum, ensure all visitors sign in, count all visitors, and direct the flow of traffic in congested rooms during the popular and busy Twilight Tours.

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About Osborne Homestead Museum


500 Hawthorne Ave., Derby, CT 06418, US

Mission Statement

To promote the increased public awareness understanding and appreciation of our environment through educational programs, exhibits and publications that focus on our natural, cultural, and historical resources, the Osborne Homestead Museum encourages active participation in the resolution of issues to improve environmental quality for Connecticut residents.


The Osborne Homestead Museum and Kellogg Environmental Center are education facilities of the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection. We actively seek volunteers who can support our mission of providing programs, exhibits, and environmental information to Connecticut residents.

Adjacent to the rolling hills and open meadows of Osbornedale State Park, Osborne Homestead Museum encompasses the house and grounds of the former Frances Osborne Kellogg Estate. Originally constructed in the mid-1800’s, the house was enlarged and completely remodeled in the Colonial Revival style during the 1920’s. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, its restored interior now displays the original contents of the estate, which constitutes a significant collection of antiques and fine arts.

The Osborne Homestead Museum is currently seeding volunteers for its winter holiday tour season starting in November. Volunteer programs include tour guides, decorating assistants, and greeters.


Wed Nov 13, 2019 - Sun Dec 22, 2019
09:00 AM - 04:30 PM  


Osborne Homestead Museum500 Hawthorne Ave.Derby, CT 06418



  • General Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Visual Arts
  • Exhibition Arts
  • Storytelling
  • Acting




  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • For decorator assistants, time commitment ranges from one day a week for an hour to several days a week for up to four hours a week. For tour guides and greeters, time commitment is 3 hours, from 4pm to 7pm, for the Friday night Twilight Tour

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