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WEBSTER GROVES HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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Tour Guides learn about the history, architecture, art, decor, and social context surrounding the Historical Hawken House, Webster Groves, and Saint Louis. Tours are by appointment and are typically scheduled with plenty of notice. Tours usually take up to one hour per scheduled event. Larger tours are possible and day-long events happen from time to time. Each Guide or Docent has the opportunity to accept or decline a tour. Guides/Docents must be able to stand for up to an hour at a time and navigate stairs.

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About WEBSTER GROVES HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Location:

1155 S ROCK HILL RD, WEBSTER GRVS, MO 63119, US

Mission Statement

The beautifully restored Hawken House with its elegant period furnishings is open to the public for tours, and our extensive Archive devoted to local history is maintained just a few feet away in the 30-year old History Barn that also houses the Hearth Room, a community event venue with seating for 120.

Description

The Hawken House was the home of Christopher and Mary Ann Hawken. It was built in 1857 and owned by the Hawken family until 1912. Several other families later called this house their home until it was purchased by the Webster Groves Historical Society and moved to its current location in 1970. Graciously furnished to reflect a post Civil War home of a gentleman farmer, the Hawken House Museum preserves the artifacts and the stories of the Hawken family’s era. Today, the beautifully restored Hawken House with its elegant period furnishings is open to the public for tours, and our extensive Archive devoted to local history is maintained just a few feet away in the 30-year old History Barn that also houses the Hearth Room, a community event venue with seating for 120.
We are seeking volunteers to assist us with programming, events, tours, archive management, landscaping, and Architectural Preservation.

Arts & Culture
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1155 South Rock HIll RoadWebster Groves, MO 63119

(38.57341,-90.3665)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Data Entry
  • Curating
  • History
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 15
  • time commitment varies on tours scheduled and the season.
  • Must be able to stand, navigate stairs and be comfortable talking in groups.

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