How You Can Help
The Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is a non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of concerned friends, corporations, and foundations to support the financial needs and educational programs of the Walt Whitman Birthplace. There are many ways in which one can contribute.
The most common way in which individuals can contribute is by becoming a member of the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association.
For more information on membership click here.
Gifts of cash, securities, real property, bequests, annuities, and matching gifts may be designated for general annual operating purposes or they may be restricted to specific areas or projects.
To make a donation click here.
Commemorate an important event or person by taking part in the WWBA's Commemorative Brick and Bench Program.
For more information about the Commemorative Brick and Bench Program click here.
- Use of a power washer machine for 2 day time period.
- Flowers and plants for continuing beautification of the Birthplace and grounds.
- Rare books - to build library.
- Whitman artifacts - to build upon our Whitman collection.
- Historical documents - to build our museum reference section.
- West Hills documents.
- 1850's period antiques, clothing, and memorabilia.
NY Council for the Humanities Reading & Discussion Series: Working
Wed, March 25, 2015
WAR WORDS WISDOM: Series Launch, sponsored by John & Penny Barr
Sun, April 19, 2015
2015 WWBA Long Island Poet of the Year, Graham Everett: Award Ceremony
Sun, April 26, 2015
2015 Poetry for the HART Award Reception & Reading
Thu, April 30, 2015
Walking with Whitman featuring Peter Cole and Robert Peake
Sat, May 2, 2015
I ♥ My Park Day
Sat, May 2, 2015
12th Annual Marathon Reading of "Song of Myself" at BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK
Sun, June 21, 2015
Whitman A'La Carte
Wed, June 24, 2015
WAR WORDS WISDOM: Songs of War
Sun, July 19, 2015
Walking with Whitman featuring Garland Thompson Jr. and Graham Everett
Sat, September 12, 2015
WAR WORDS WISDOM: Drum Taps, sponsored by John & Penny Barr
Sat, September 26, 2015
Walking with Whitman featuring Joe Weil and Claire Nicolas White
Sat, October 3, 2015
Walking with Whitman featuring Anthoula Katsimatides, Matt Pasca and Terri Muuss
Sat, November 7, 2015
Walking with Whitman featuring Eileen Myles and Julie Sheehan
Sat, December 5, 2015
Art at the Birthplace
The Birthplace is proud to display art from local renowned artists. Visit the Interpretive center in the month of May to view a book exhibit from artist Barry McCallion.
Barry McCallion is often linked with Fluxus, an international movement dedicated to testing art’s images and ideas. The artist has traveled and exhibited widely and is the recipient of a number of grants. A selection of unique ‘artists books’ drawn and painted on handmade paper and housed in elegant presentation boxes will be on display. Other examples from this series are in various university and private rare book collections.