My name is Matthew Seiberlich, and I am an Eagle Scout and Junior Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 865.
I am also the JCH Museum Young Historian Ambassador. I am reaching out about an opportunity for area scout troops.
The Jonathan Clark House is a unique architectural and historical treasure that is being preserved for use by the Mequon-Thiensville community and beyond. The house was built in 1848 and was home to Jonathan and Mary Clark, their eight children, and two hired men. It was not only their home but also served as a community meeting place during a time when early settlers such as Clark, his father-in-law Peter Turck and neighbor William Bonniwell were developing the government of the township. The Friends of Jonathan Clark House is a 501c3 organization with volunteers who provide fascinating historic events and awesome tours to be enjoyed by the whole family!
The JCH is offering free scheduled tours to troops in the area. The museum is on the National Register for Historic Places, and thus a tour would satisfy requirement 7a of the Eagle-required Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge.
If you are interested or would like to know more information, email me at email@example.com, and we can talk details, and possibly plan a tour date!
Yours in scouting,
Whenever there are no open house or themed events scheduled we are always "Open” for tours by appointment.
Whether you have a group such as scouts or community organizations or you would like to bring family, friends and colleagues for a tour, we would be pleased to schedule a special tour. Our costumed docents will customize your tour to your interests, age group and time available.
All tours are interactive, especially those for young visitors. Warm weather tour activities can include a camp fire, building a model farm with log buildings and vintage games for all ages. Indoor activities include building a log barn and house as well as experiencing the chores of our early settlers.
There is a suggested $5 donation for tours and special events to help support our staff and structure.
We currently rely heavily on our volunteers for all programming, curation, education, and maintenance as a non-profit organization. Any financial donation beyond tours and special events are used to directly support this, and is deeply appreciated.
Give us a call at 262-618-2051 or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to your visit!.