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Volunteer with us!

Edwards Place is the oldest standing home in Springfield. Built in 1833, we have a long and storied history, seeing people such as Stephen Douglas and Abraham Lincoln cross our threshold.

Today, we preserve and interpretation of this historic house by offering tours and programs to the public throughout the year.

Edwards Place is part of the Springfield Art Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit entity, whose mission promotes and supports the visual arts, provides art education opportunities for the greater Springfield area, and preserves and interprets historic Edwards Place and the collections of the SAA.

If you are a history lover, Edwards Place is an excellent place to volunteer!

Types of opportunities:

Interpreter - Lead tours of Edwards Place to visitors during two-hour shifts. Training required.

Special Event Interpreter - Portray an Edwards family member or other historical figure in period dress at special events. Shifts are on an as-needed basis. Training required. Historic clothing may be provided if available.

Special Event Volunteer - Help take tickets and greet visitors, act as a server, or work in the kitchen at Edwards Place special events, such as plays, murder mysteries, tastings, or open houses. As-needed basis. Brief training.

If you would like to volunteer, please fill out this volunteer application and send to the Curator of Collections and Interpretation, Sarah Adams, at or in person at 700 North 4th Street in Springfield. If you have any questions, please call us at (217)523-2631.

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