We know your time is precious. So, it doesn't matter if you have 1 hour or 1 day that you can share with us, we'd love to have you. We have lots of ways you can spend your time doing things you enjoy that will also help us. Our volunteers assist with exhibition development, collections management, educational programs, membership development, events, fundraising, receptions, as tour guides, etc. Our aim is to utilize a volunteer's individual interests and talents to enrich the Museum.

The benefits are not all one-sided; as volunteers you'll gain knowledge, make new friends, attend special programs, and feel the satisfaction of taking part in the activities of a very special and worthwhile institution. While we have many loyal volunteers giving many hours a year each year, we are always reaching out to find other interested individuals to bring fresh ideas and abilities to the organization. If you have a little extra time in your busy life give us a call at 203-438-5485
or e-mail us at

Volunteers are always welcome at
the Keeler Tavern Museum.

Listed below are some of the areas in which you may wish to contribute your time and talents and how we may be reached.

By Phone:203-438-5485 or 203-431-0815

By Fax:203-438-9953
or E-mail:

General Assistance
The business office welcomes help with short-term projects as well as ongoing office operations—answering the phone, making copies, distributing posters.

volunteer images
    Museum shop keepers taking a break


Special Events

Antiques & Treasures Sale (Early August)
This special fund raiser needs strong healthy individuals to move and load furniture from trucks and vans.

Christmas Luncheons
Waitresses, kitchen staff, cookie bakers, shop keepers, parking attendants are among the many volunteers needed for this annual fund raiser in early December.

Colonial Day (Every other year in May)
Food concession attendants, ticket sales persons, children’s activities assistants.

Hartmann Photographic Glass Plate Collection
Outstanding collection needs photographic enthusiasts to assist in many ways.

House Tours (Every other year)
Fund raising tour of selected Ridgefield Homes. Extensive staff needed for each home, the Keeler Tavern and Garden House.

Lantern Light Tours (Every other year at holiday time)
Actors: men, women and young people to portray the generations that lived in the house from 1713 to 1907. Ticket sellers, group escorts, refreshment servers and Garden House entertainers.

Louise McKeon Chamber Music Concert Series (Four seasonally)
Two fall and two spring concerts held Sundays at 3 PM in the Cass Gilbert Garden House. Ticket sellers and refreshment servers needed.



Where History Lives!

Make a selection below & become a member of the Keeler Tavern Preservation Society.

Membership Options
Three Year Membership Options