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WEBSTER GROVES HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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Docents will be asked to learn and be able to educate others about the architecture and collections of the Historic Hawken House, the Hawken Family, the Hawken Rifle, Webster Groves and Saint Louis History as well as culture and customs of the Post-Civil war period in Missouri.

  • Private tours are by appointment and are typically scheduled with plenty of notice.
  • Private tours usually take up to one hour per scheduled event.
  • Larger group tours are possible and usually are scheduled for two to three hours.
  • Day-long events happen from time to time.
  • Volunteers ALWAYS have the opportunity to accept or decline participation a tour or event.
  • Guides/Docents must be able to stand for up to an hour at a time and navigate stairs.
Some tours are self guided by the visitors and only require "supervision" and crowd "control"

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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,-90.36643)
 

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 by tours scheduled and the season.
  • Must be able to stand, navigate stairs and be comfortable talking in groups.

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