Visitors to the museum are invited to touch, play, and explore the collection of thrift re-interpreted, re-imagined, and re-arranged. Hands-on play in encouraged.

For more information, please read our Visit page.


Parties and Rentals

Host your event, meeting, or retreat Elsewhere!

Contact to host your next event Elsewhere



Residencies and Fellowships


Residencies offer creatives and researchers from around the globe opportunities to create projects on site that engage Elsewhere’s core concepts of creative collaboration and working from at-hand resources. Residents evolve their projects to meet the spaces and social ecologies of the museum and its communities, working with our enormous collections of textiles and toys, books, consumer technologies, thrift store shrift, and rooms full of vintage clothes and our ever-changing inhabitants.

Weekly Artist Talks introduce residency artists to the community, along with weekly public dinners, and special events. New projects are launched throughout the season on the first Friday of each month.

More info about current residency projects : Residency, South Elm Projects, Southern Constellations, and Museum as Instrument (MU::IN).


Curatorial Fellowships

Elsewhere is produced by a collaborative team of curators, interns, and artists led by an Executive Director and Advisory Cabinet. Elsewhere Curators work within the museum, developing site-specific projects that investigate, repurpose, preserve and transform Elsewhere’s building and material collection.

To find out about joining the team please contact Director George Scheer at with a letter of interest.




Internships offer students across disciplines and interests exceptional experiences with learning in action. Interns support the non-profit’s organizational, artistic, and community-based projects that maintain and advance the museum.

Learn more about internships and how to apply here.




Opportunities to volunteer are available on a project-basis

Sign-up to receive information and calls for volunteers here