Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Our Volunteers and Interns help our Museum shine. Without the assistance of our Museum Ambassadors, we would not be able to serve our diverse communities, care for our collection or create dynamic education programs.
If you would like to volunteer with us, please email or call 202-730-0479 for more information.


Friends of Sumner Museum 501 (c )3 Organization

The ‘Friends of Sumner School Museum and Archives’ 501 (c)(3) Organization was launched in 2017 to support the mission and initiatives of Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives. Friends of Sumner serve as advocates for the Museum and support the museum director in providing excellent stewardship of the collection and connecting the public to the historic site in creative and unique ways through programs and activities.

We invite you to consider joining Friends of Sumner as a volunteer, advisory committee member, or board member. If you are interested, please e-mail or call the Sumner Volunteer line at 202-730-0479.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to Friends of Sumner in support of the Sumner Museum, please make checks payable to: Friends of Sumner Museum and Archives and Mail to:

Friends of Sumner Museum
P.O. Box 65251
Washington, DC 20035-5251

Attend our Programs and Events

Sumner Museum organizes a series of events and programs celebrating the history of DC Public education. Two regular series include our monthly Saturday ‘DCPS Pride’ Open House events held from September through May and our Annual Hurlbut-Walker Memorial Research Lecture Series, honoring the Museum’s founding director and first archivist. The Hurlbut-Walker lectures occur between April and August each year. The Museum also collaborates with several community organizations for mission-based special projects, public programs and exhibitions.

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Charles Sumner Museum & Archives

1201 17th Street NW
Washington DC 20036

Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives © 2018

Charles Sumner
Museum & Archives

1201 17th Street NW
Washington DC 20036