How you can help preserve the Daniel Webster Estate and Heritage Center
Annual Donation Become part of the DWPT membership by choosing the highest donation category you can afford: Student/Senior $20, Individual $35, Family $50, Friend $75, Donor $100, Sponsor $250, Patron $500, Benefactor $1000. Then mail your tax exempt check to DWPT, PO Box 238, Green Harbor, MA 02041.
Other Financial Support Give a monetary contribution of any amount to support our activities and responsibilities, or earmark your contribution for a specific purpose or project. (Us the mailing address above)
Acquisitions Donate: Webster memorabilia, historical artifacts, and period appropriate antiques to the Estate. Call 781-834-7097 to discuss your donation.
Administrative Help Assist with our communications activities; correspondence, publicity, newsletter, or website.
Docent Training Help greet and educate a public curious about Daniel Webster, his family, and his estate by serving as a docent (educated tour guide).
Volunteerism Volunteer to assist in our ongoing events, or share your special interests and expertise by suggesting or organizing new events to be held at the Estate. Call 781-834-7818 to find out how your ideas and skills can best be merged with our varied activities.
Event Participation Attend our many interesting and fun-filled events–and bring your family and friends with you. Check for details on upcoming events in this newsletter and online at DanielWebster.org
Estate Rental Rent the Estate for your next special event; wedding, shower, party, reunion, etc.
The History of The Trust
The DWPT was formed in 1989 by Jim Cantwell, Michael Donohue and Bob McCracken and incorporated it in February 1990 in order to keep the estate from development and preserve it for public use and enjoyment. Early on the Trust worked with the Historical Commission to secure the house by having it included on the National Registry of Historical Places and Trust.
In 1995, a Town Meeting voted to purchase the house and remaining 14 acres for $500,000. Half of that sum was provided by a MA state grant. The Town, through the Historical Commission and Massachusetts Historical, secured grant money to restore the mansion and in 2005 the Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth sponsored a designer show house there. The designers completed the interior decoration and some landscaping of the property. Also in 2005, the town awarded a 3-year lease to the Trust to maintain and continue restoration of the estate and the lease was renewed for 10 years in 2009.
The DWPT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and an all-volunteer organization.