Skowhegan History House Museum & Research Center, 66 Elm St., will host a Volunteer Open House from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20. Veteran volunteers and folks who would like to learn more about the program are invited, according to a news release.

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, conduct research, 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 work in the Heirloom Gardens, assist in preparing for major projects or events, or with tasks pertaining to society membership, preparing materials for distribution or mailings, creating presentations, etc., according to the release.

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

Individuals of all ages are encouraged to attend. For more information, visit or contact Volunteer Coordinator Kay Marsh at 465-7458 or [email protected].

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