Glen Ellyn Historical Society Seeks Volunteers to Enrich Programs and Services
- Organization: Glen Ellyn Historical Society
- Causes: Civic, Educational, Kids, Seniors, Women
- Date(s): Beginning June 18, 2012
- Contact person: Jan Shupert-Arick
- Phone: 630-469-1867
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.glenellynhistory.org
The Glen Ellyn Historical Society is seeking volunteers to serve as store clerks in the Stacy's Corners Store, to serve as docents and assist with hands on education programs at Stacy's Tavern Museum, and volunteers to complete long and short term projects in the Glen Ellyn History Center - the archive and research center. High school students, college students, and adults who have time to share with the Historical Society are encouraged to call 630-469-1867 and leave their name and phone number. The volunteer coordinator will contact those who call and arrange for a training session
Stacy's Tavern Volunteers will be trained to assist with tours in the historic stagecoach inn that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum is fully restored to the 1840s and is the only stagecoach inn in the State of Illinois that is resting on its original foundation. Volunteers will attend a series of training sessions to learn about the history of the site and how to lead groups through the historic building and grounds. Trained docents also participate in special events such as the annual Tavern Day history celebration on September 30, 2012 and present education programs in the local schools.
Archive Volunteers will be trained to process and preserve historical materials. The Glen Ellyn History Center's (GEHC)emphasis is on local Glen Ellyn history. Secondary emphasis is given to DuPage County history. The GEHC 3provides assistance with individual research, access to archival collections, photo processing, scanning, and computer research assistance
Stacey's Corners Store Clerks will assist in welcoming customers and will assist at the check out counter. Prospective volunteers will arrange volunteer hours with the Volunteer Coordinator. Call as soon as possible, the opportunities are ready and waiting to be filled! Make a difference in Glen Ellyn!