Curate Your Own Exhibit at Buttonwoods Museum

Buttonwoods Museium of the Haverhill Historical Society. (File photograph.)

Buttonwoods Museum is giving history buffs a chance to create and curate an exhibit to be presented to the public in August.

The museum, 240 Water St., is seeking proposals before March 30.

“Have you ever wanted to curate your own exhibit? Do you have a collection of objects you would like the community to enjoy? Here is your opportunity! Using your own artifacts and ideas, pitch us story line for an exhibit you would like to see and implement,” museum officials said in a statement.

Upon approval, the selected exhibitor will spend April and May planning the display with the Buttonwoods’ curator, install during the last week of July and first week of August and then exhibit during the month of August. This contest is open to ages 13 and older. Last year, winner Carol Welch displays her private collection of 17th and 18th century lighting in the historic John Ward House.

Proposals should include a clear theme or story line and the type of artifacts to be displayed. Exhibits may include artifacts from the Buttonwoods’ collection where possible. To submit proposals or request more information, contact Jan Williams, curator, at (978) 374-4626 or email [email protected]