Harriet Beecher Stowe House

2950 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45206, Usa
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Our missionThe Harriet Beecher Stowe House is operated as a historical and cultural site, focusing on a legacy of humanity and justice.

Harriet Beecher Stowe House

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Bookstore Cashier

Conduct transactions for admissions and store items, re-stock shelves and maintain cash drawer. It could include inventory management for bookstore items. Familiarize yourself with the products offered and with Harriet’s life and times.
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Indoor
  • None
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Special Events

Assist with special event planning and promotion.
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Event support, Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Docent

Familiarize yourself with the content of the house and share that information with visitors. Answer questions, lead tours and welcome guests. Tours can last up to forty-five minutes and should include time for questions. You can choose to portray historical figures in costume. Feel free to make the presentation your own!
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Historical Researcher

Conduct research on your choice of topics related to the Friends of Harriet Beecher Stowe House. Research can be used to develop programs, lectures and tours and can provide additional resources for visitors and volunteers.
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Families
  • Office work, Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Office

Perform clerical functions to assist the site manager. This may include database management, data entry, help with mailings, etc. It could also include inventory management for bookstore items.
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Office work, Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Event Special Operations

Set-up, tear-down, AV equipment needs and refreshments for specific events, lectures or book discussions.
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Corporate Teams, Families
  • Physical, Event support, Indoor, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Publicity

Assist the site manager with press releases, neighborhood or targeted publicity, management of our website and social media accounts.
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Office work, Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Property Maintenance

Maintain a clean and welcoming museum environment by assisting with sweeping, dusting, tidying and fixing. General handy-person skills will be utilized in a number of specific projects. Grounds maintenance may include planting, weeding, watering, picking up trash and sweeping.
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Corporate Teams, Families
  • Physical, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Special Projects

Is there a project you think would benefit the house? Let us know what you want to do. Past projects have included assistance with creating volunteer handbooks and developing activities for the Hattie and Eliza Stowe Educational Center.
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Indoor
  • None
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
How you helpDo you want to bring history to life? Join the team at the Friends of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House and help share the story of Harriet Beecher Stowe, the fight to end slavery and connect visitors to Cincinnati’s rich past.
About usThe Harriet Beecher Stow​e House celebrates the life, family, and legacy of author and activist Harriet Beecher Stowe. Harriet is primarily known for her book, Uncle Tom's Cabin, and its contributions to the Civil War.
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