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Volunteer Opportunities

 

 

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


 

 

As an MHS volunteer, you can match your skills and interests to our needs.

MHS Antiques Fair
Fourth Saturday in August
Help us mark out the vendor spaces the day before the Fair; help park our vendors on Saturday morning; take tickets from patrons on Saturday; provide general assistance to the exhibitors; join our clean-up and take-down crew just prior to and immediately following the end of the Fair. Adults and teens are welcome to volunteer.

Remarkable Homes Tour
A Sunday in late June; other work in early spring
Sell ads in our program booklet; assist with parking or ticket sales; act as a house docent

Buildings and Grounds
Help with upkeep and improvements of our buildings and their landscapes.

Historic Building Plaque Program
Do in-depth primary-source deed research and documentation of historic properties; do supplementary research at the Tax Assessor's Office, the Charlotte L. Evarts Memorial Archives, Scranton Library, the Allis-Bushnell House, or Lee's Academy. Compile research and supplementary information to create binders for the building owner and for the MHS archives.

Hospitality
Help with refreshments for and hosting of events and programs.

Library
Organize and catalogue the MHS research library at Lee's Academy; add to the collection; assist researchers. Please call 203.245.4567 immediately if you have the skills and interest to help us with this project.

Digital Resources
The MHS is embarking on a project to create a digital archive that will be available to researchers as well as to the general public on the MHS website. Currently this vast project is in its infancy. We are greatly in need of an individual or a small team whose sole responsibility will be to search for and scan all images and add them to our PastPerfect database. Please call 203.245.4567 immediately if you have the skills and interest to help us with this project.

Membership
Encourage membership at each MHS event or program; assist with membership mailings.

Historic Preservation
Research, report on, and help us advocate for local preservation issues.

School Tours
Join our education team to give curriculum-linked programs at the Allis-Bushnell House or on the green.

Adult Education
Help us create interesting and informative programs for our membership and the public. Secure speakers/presenters/performers; arrange for meeting space; assist with publicity; coordinate the set-up team.

Publicity
Publicity volunteers with writing and graphic design experience may create flyers, ads, postcards, and press releases.
Other volunteers may distribute publicity materials as needed.

To volunteer for the Madison Historical Society, you may call 203.245.4567 or complete the volunteer form and send it to us by .


Madison Historical Society
14 Meetinghouse Lane
Madison, CT 06443-3155
203.245.4567