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- Historical documents - to build our museum reference section.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.
Evening Reading with Poet in Residence Yusef Komunyakaa
Sat, May 30, 2015
Master Class with 2015 Poet in Residence Yusef Komunyakaa
Sat, May 30, 2015
WAR WORDS WISDOM: Veteran Writer Poetry Reading
Sat, June 13, 2015
Discover Your Civil War Forefather
Sat, June 20, 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
Novel Writing workshop with Gae Polisner
Wed, July 15, 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
April 30th, 2015 is Poem in your Pocket Day.
As a part of our War Words Wisdom program commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, The Birthplace is offering free pocket sized versions of Walt Whitman's poem "America." Click here to download a printable PDF, or stop by for a free copy.
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.