Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

1230 N Delaware St, Indianapolis, IN 46202, Usa
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Our mission The mission of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site is to share the life stories, arts and culture of an American President to increase public participation in the American system of self-government.
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Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

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Research Assistant

You help research topics and artifacts for the museum staff; this involves research in the museum library and other libraries using microfilm and online. You transcribe letters to expand your research base, and may be invite to contribute writing for internal and external publications.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work, Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays

Enactor

You perform as a historical character in interpretive programs about the Harrison family, and may be invited to participate in drama presentations throughout the year.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Event support, Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Welcome Center Ambassador

You make the first impression by greeting guests, handling admission and helping with gift shop purchases. You use your fantastic customer service skills to offer information and answer questions.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Gardener

You work alongside Master Gardeners in helping maintain the historic grounds of the Presidential Site. By mulching, weeding and maintaining historic plant species, you brighten the property and make it beautiful for guests.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Physical, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Special Events Assistant

You join us in celebrating several occasions, including, the 4th of July, Wicket World of Croquet and the Presidential Egg Roll. These events help support the Presidential Site’s mission by expanding museum recognition, supporting our educational programs and encouraging community engagement.
  • One-time, Occasional
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Event support, Indoor, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Education Program Assistant

Your focus is on sharing history with elementary students, captivating them with good teaching skills and helping to keep them engaged throughout the tour. You also assist the Education Department with classroom preparation and programming.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Tour Docent

Trained well by volunteer corps, you greet and give house tours to guests, both for prearranged groups and walk-ins. You have a gift for communicating well and adapting your approach to diverse audiences.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends
How you help We have a remarkable Volunteer Association with ample opportunities, and we are interested in growing! Do you like history? Meeting new people? Interacting with the public? Working with school children? If so, join us!
About us We are a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization, whose purpose is to maintain and preserve the Harrison home, collections and grounds as a museum and memorial to the only president of the United States elected from Indiana. Open to the public as an educational and historical service, we seek to promote patriotism and citizenship through appropriate educational activities and by artfully exhibiting the Victorian time period as Harrison and his family might have experienced it.
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