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Essex National Heritage Area
Become a Volunteer
Are you passionate about history?  Share your enthusiasm and knowledge with visitors to the Duncan House, the John Ward House and the Daniel Hunkins Shoe Shop!

The Buttonwoods Museum is seeking volunteer guides to lead seasonal tours of the three historic properties on site.  Becoming a guide is a fun way to learn new skills while making an important contribution to the life of the Museum. We are looking for volunteers to commit to 3 hours per week on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, or Sunday between the hours of 1 and 4 p.m., May 1 through October 31st.  Guides must have excellent communication skills and be able to work with groups of all ages.  A background in history or education is preferred but not necessary.  All volunteers will receive thorough training. 

For more information, please call 978-374-4626 or email