Programming at the Johnson House is integral to our mission of educating through historical interpretation, and historic preservation supports this effort. We are grateful to our funders, supporters, and  members for their continued assistance, partnerships and collaborations. We also appreciate our generous community partners who support our annual events. Thank you for the encouragement you offer through funding and in-kind donations.


Board of Directors

Patricia J. Bass, President

Onyx Finney

Marybeth Gonzales

Kate Kaman

Mary Lawton, Treasurer

Antje Mattheus

Joseph F. McCarthy, Vice President

Anne Monteith


Advisory Board

Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Reverend Marshall Mitchell
Orien Reid Nix
Imani Perry
Stevie Wolf



Volunteerism benefits the individual through personal fulfillment, and the organization by extending its resources, providing occasions for diverse talent acquisition, and  building alliances through community engagement. The Johnson House provides opportunities for experiential volunteer roles. If you would like to volunteer contact the Johnson House for more information.

Volunteering at the Johnson House - Shipley High School Students

Volunteering at the Johnson House – Shipley High School Students


Our Funders/Supporters 

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Philadelphia Cultural Fund
the City of Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania Humanities Council
Pennsylvania Historic & Museum