The Empire Township Historical Museum welcomes volunteers of all ages. Admission to the museum is free and volunteers are an important aspect of keeping it that way.
There are a variety of tasks which cover a wide range of interests and skills. Here are a few of the tasks that our volunteers perform:
History Detective – volunteers research on-line, in libraries, accumulated museum information personal interviews and any other sources we can find to add to our archives so we can answer questions, provide information for researchers and share LeRoy history at the museum and on our website.
Scrapbooks – volunteers are needed to organize by topic and add to our scrapbooks.
Greeters – volunteers open the museum for visitors. The museum board would like to add to the hours the museum is open, but volunteers are needed to accomplish it.
Exhibits and Displays – the museum is responsible for changing the display at LeRoy Elementary School. The museum has several permanent exhibits, but board members also put together temporary exhibits several times a year. Ideas and helpers would be appreciated.
Activities and Speakers – help plan special speakers and forums and/or special activities such as Lego Day.
Scanning – the museum has hundreds of photographs, papers, letters and other paper items which need to be scanned for the digital archive and then added to the scrapbooks.
Archive – items are donated to the museum on a regular basis. These items need to be documented, numbered, marked and placed in the proper area of the storeroom. The documentation also needs to be added to the museum’s digital archive and then filed.
If you would like to be a museum volunteer contact a board member – Rosemary Parker, Sue Bratcher, Peg Golden, Carolyn Walker, Carole Hillard, Betty Hillard, Nancy Spratt or LaWanda Mattson; send an email to email@example.com; post on the website or Facebook page, or stop by the museum Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon.