Facility & Staff Request

The Museum makes the 1865 Second Empire Mansion House and Holbrooke Hall available to various groups on a regular and a one-time use basis. The Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization primarily staffed by volunteers and dependent on donations to maintain the facilities, pay utilities, taxes, and maintaining a 154-year old house.

To protect the Museum’s long and short term future, we ask for a donation for the building’s use and to make sure we have the staff available to make your visit is safe and successful. A staff member is required to be on site nearby during the entire event to help in the event of an emergency or to help in any way.

As a policy, the Museum asks that outside organization refrain from using one-time use plastic items like water bottles, plastic cups, styrofoam of any kind, forks, spoons, etc. The Museum offers reusable items free of charge that can be washed and used again as well as safe drinking water and a refrigerator and freezer for your use.

The cost for use of the Museum facilities will depend on the needs of the requesting organization, the time involved, and specific use of museum facilities and staff members.

Clean up — including removing trash, separating recyclables and returning borrowed items — is the responsibility of the group requesting to use the building.