Volunteering with FCHS

Charles Gillette offers a living history demonstration as general store owner for a school tour.

Our volunteers are essential to helping the Franklin County Historical Society fulfill its mission of preserving, presenting, and promoting the rich history of our county. Are you great with computers? Do you like to get your hands dirty in the flower beds? Can you bake? Handy with a hammer? These are all skills FCHS needs!

Here are just a few examples of ways volunteers can help in both short-term and long-term projects:

At the Old Depot Museum

  • Assist Museum staff during events
  • Maintain flowers and flower beds
  • Helping change out temporary exhibits
  • Maintenance projects: minor repairs and carpentry
  • Painting
  • Regular cleaning (floors sweep/mop, dusting, bathrooms, kitchen, staircases)

At the Records Center

  • Computer work: entering artifact data into our database
  • Clipping newspaper articles
  • Identifying subject matter in photographs
  • Unique research projects
  • Prepare mailings (stuffing envelopes, folding, etc.)
  • Transcribe documents for website and portal
  • Regular cleaning (floors sweep/mop, dusting)

At Dietrich Cabin

  • Greet visitors
  • Set up for events
  • Run craft tables
  • Demonstrate skills like spinning, weaving, and other types of old-time arts
  • Play live music

 

Scout Troop 3118 cleans out the flower beds during their annual service day at the Old Depot Museum.

Group Service: If your organization is looking for a short-term service project, please let us know! We might have the right project to  match with your group’s skills and available time.

Volunteers are welcome to commit to a regular schedule or just help out during big events. Any hours your can donate will help! Our helpers range in age from 8 to 85.

Contact Diana Staresinic-Deane at (785) 242-1250 to volunteer at the Old Depot Museum.

Contact Bequi Hicks at (785) 242-1232 to learn more about volunteering at Dietrich Cabin.

Contact Deborah Barker (785) 242-1232 to volunteer at the Records Center.

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