SKOWHEGAN — A volunteer open house at the Skowhegan History House Museum & Research Center is set for 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at 66 Elm St. Veteran volunteers and folks from the Skowhegan area interested in learning more about the volunteer program are invited to attend.

Volunteers play an active role in preserving and promoting collections dating back through the late 1700s.

Volunteers assist with visitors and tours, design and create displays, assist with clerical work, answer the phone, or conduct research. Others maintain and clean the museum, teach small groups of children about local history and historic preservation and many work directly with artifact preservation and cataloging. Some volunteers work in the Heirloom Gardens, assisting in preparing for major projects or events, or assisting with tasks pertaining to society membership, preparing materials for distribution or mailings, creating presentations, etc.

Museum staff strives to match a volunteer’s skills and interests to meaningful and necessary tasks.

All ages are encouraged to attend the Open House.

For more information, visit or contact Kay Marsh, volunteer coordinator, at 465-7458 or [email protected].

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