We need volunteers for short term positions to help bring history alive for our educational programs. The time commitment is small but your impact is tremendous.

volunteer opportunities

The two hour morning programs usually run for several days a week during late October through mid-November and then again in late May and early June. The dates and time commitments are varied so we should be able to accommodate volunteer schedules. Even a commitment of one morning a year would be most welcome. All classes are accompanied by their teachers and adult chaperones. We provide the training. 

Through a Child’s Eyes: Daily Life at Johnson Cottage

Volunteers would work hands on with children as they learn how to churn butter and experience 19th century life in the Johnson Cottage. Other units may include designing a quilt, investigating 19th century clothing, or going to school.

Looking for the Past: Local history all around us

We offer several multi-part programs including an in-classroom presentation providing a brief overview of the town’s history, and a field trip to the Old Center that features the 1832 Hay Scales Building, a walking tour based on map skills, experiencing an early classroom and jobs in Mr. Johnson’s time.

Other Volunteer Needs

Our volunteer needs are not limited to educational programming, we also welcome those interested in event planning, collection management, historic preservation and conservation as well as those interested in giving tours.


If you would like to become a volunteer, fill out the form below and one of our staff members will get back to you. Thank you for your interest in serving.

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