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Museum Collections Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Whittier Birthplace

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Do you love history? Here's an opportunity to get up close and personal with the past.

Museum Collection Volunteers will assist with the inventory, cataloging, and care of the museum's artifacts and historic books. Prior museum collections experience is beneficial, but all volunteers will be trained in proper artifact handling techniques and inventory protocol. Collections Volunteers should be detail-oriented. New and interesting discoveries are possible while cataloging collections, but the job is also repetitive and slow.

Physical demands include: hand dexterity and vision/reading. The work will take place inside a 17th century building with 2 steps up into the building and slightly unlevel floorboards.

The Whittier Birthplace is a 17th century farm and home, sharing stories of the 19th century poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier for a 21st century community.

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About Whittier Birthplace


305 Whittier Road, Haverhill, MA 01830, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Whittier Birthplace is to preserve the historic landscape, house, and other buildings as nearly as may be, in the same condition as when John Greenleaf Whittier lived on the farmstead and to provide public access to the property so that the legacy of Whittier’s literary and abolition works may be remembered.


With the aim to share the legacy of John Greenleaf Whittier's work as an abolitionist and poet, the Whittier Birthplace offers seasonal guided tours of the c.1688 historic Whittier family home and year-round self-guided access to 68 acres of woods and farmland. Programming takes place year-round for all ages including: poetry readings, kite flying day, virtual lecture series, performances in the apple orchard, snowshoe tours, and more.


Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture, Community


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Whittier Birthplace305 Whittier RoadHaverhill, MA 01830



  • General Education
  • Library Sciences
  • Curating
  • History
  • Organization
  • Reading Comprehension


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-8hours per month

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