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Ways to get involved

Please let us know how you would like to help. 

                Call  (510) 527-5209                                                             Email 

We need volunteers to help us run private and public teas. If you like to cook, decorate, dress up, serve or help in the gift shop and lead tours, we need you!

Interested in Bay Area History and how the house and family came about?  You will learn how to use our family stories and hands-on items You will also be provided with the docent packet full of factual information about the house.   We will also train you how to do historical interpretation for all ages to lead our monthly tours.

Docent training classes will be scheduled; let us know  if you are interested! 510 527-5209


Help with Teas

house & Garden work parties

Get community service credit or just have fun working in our Oak Tree Farm school garden.


Help us as we redesign and plant the front historic garden.

There are also work projects available in the house.

Including repairing windows, painting and cleaning.


Work parties are Wednesdays the 1st Saturday and 3rd Sunday

of each month, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Call to let us know you are coming at least 4 days in advance.


This home survived the late 19th century and the early 20th century. It is full of 138 years of the family's history, documents and belongings- a collection of everything they saved, used and felt they needed or wanted for 138 years. You can see our collection of many of the items in the house on this link.



Our goal is to keep the collection together, accessible, intact to be studied in place. We need your help.

We will train you to use this amazing Catalogit App. It allows small house museums or study center to catalog and store their items easily and quickly.

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