Volunteers play a vital role in the daily operations of the Historical Society. The Society could not provide the services to our members and community without these dedicated people. Volunteers fill all types of niches, such as researchers, carpenters, librarians, membership assistants, archivists, painters, collection organizers, tour guides, and many other needed positions. If you are interested in volunteering in a fun and rewarding environment, please contact the Historical Society at 352-1895 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Volunteers Needed at the Welcome Desk
One of the volunteer opportunities is the welcome desk in the Historical Society’s lobby. You can help answer the phones, meet people, greet people, tell them where things are, and of course make visitors feel welcome. This and other volunteer opportunities are good ways to get involved.
Volunteers Keep Things Cooking
If you have attended events at the Historical Society of Cheshire County, you are likely to have noticed some memorable spreads of baked items and refreshments. The force behind these goodies is a network of volunteers that can be mobilized quickly by a few phone calls from Lois Goodhue. About four years ago, Carl Jacobs pressed Lois into service when she was looking for a way to help out at the Historical Society. Since then she and her cadre of volunteers have been counted on to provide delicious snacks at events such as member meetings, exhibit openings, and celebrations at the Wyman Tavern.
Many of these volunteers have been friends for 35 years. They have cooked together, eaten together, drunk together, and seen their children grow up together. Lois says that the volunteers love to cook, but many of them are “empty nesters” and their husbands can only eat so much. The Historical Society is lucky enough to be an artistic outlet for their baking. As Lois says, “It is a way for them to donate to the Historical Society and feel good about it.”
The Historical Society’s volunteer bakers are from left to right: Megan Burke Kidder, Linda Stavely, Lois Goodhue, Nancy Folsom McLean, Merle Larracey, and Diane Murphy.
Other bakers not in picture: Barbara Berry, Tammie Davis, Jeanna Hamblet, Ruth Jacobs, Mary Plimpton, Dilly Trebelcock, and HSCC board members.
Thanks to Lois and the other volunteers; we feel good about it too!