Thank You for Considering
to be a New Docent

Hearthstone Historic House Museum could not function without the dedication of our great docents. Everyone at the museum greatly appreciates that you are considering joining their ranks.


Docent Tour materials

Below please find a link to our revised docent materials. As of August, 2019, these materials are in draft form so there might be some minor changes as our historians and researchers finish their reviews. Once a final version completed, it will be available here as well. Also available are additional materials referenced in the Guide (although not all have links as of yet). Please feel free to check out these materials as well.

Docent Guide 2019

Kitty’s Wedding: You’re Invited - the 130th Anniversary of Kitty Rogers’ Wedding

Appleton’s Hearthstone is an Edison First

1882 Brilliant Year in Appleton’s History According to Old Newspaper

Nomination of William M. Van Nortwick, John S. Van Nortwick, and Henry J. Rogers to the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame

The Wood-Carver: William Van Stratum.

Etiquette of Calling Cards

The Architect: William Waters

Decorative Ceilings to be Recreated

The Fresco Artist: J. Frank Waldo

The Tile Painter: Fredericka Crane

Artisans: Fredericka Crane

Victorian Furniture

Meskwaki Nation History

Dining Room and More Dining Room

Home Life in the 1880s

Victorian Architecture – Miron Tour 28 June 2019

Victorian Architecture

Servants’ Areas

Annunciator ad

Servants, Attic, Basement

Victorian Bedrooms

Victorian Bathrooms

The Henry James Rogers Family and More on the Rogers Family

The First Hearthstone Family: The Life of Cremora Rogers

Kitty’s Suite of Rooms

The First Hearthstone Family: The Life of Kittie Rogers

The Social and Family Life of Kittie Rogers

Other Families

Albert W. Priest Family

The Hearthstone Tea Room 1933-1939

The Eugene Pierce Family

The Harold Mares Family