Volunteer

Volunteer Information

The Stoy Museum is our main attraction for visitors. This is how you can help be a part of the museum committee:

  • Installation and de-installation of exhibits
  • Giving guided tours to visitors—Next Museum tour guide training session is on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 10AM.  If you’re interested in becoming a guide, call or email the Society Office to sign up!  717-272-1473 or office@lchsociety.org.  A guidebook will be provided for you during the session.  Training sessions are held regularly, please check back for future dates.
  • Making signage for exhibits
  • Arrangement of objects
  • Maintain current exhibits
  • Accession and de-accessioning of objects
  • Compose and update guide book

The Hauck Research Archives are also an important part of the LCHS. This is how you can help:

  • Genealogy research
  • Helping visitors to the library
  • Help answering research requests (via mail and e-mail)
  • Archival work & Data- Entry
  • Conservation
  • Digital preservation (scanning)

The Society also has many special events. Many volunteers are needed to make these successful.

  • Sunday Society Programs (every 3rd Sunday, from September to March)
  • Help with refreshments and clean-up
  • Guided Walking Tour of Downtown Lebanon (every 3rd Saturday, May to September)
  • Tour Guide
  • Tour Planning (during the off season)

The gift shop is another opportunity for you to help us. There are few times a year when the Society takes its book store to various festivals within the County, i.e. The Bologna fest at the Expo, Crafts Fair in Downtown Lebanon, Union Canal Days, etc.

  • Help set up at location (setting up tents, pack and unpack books)
  • Greet customers
  • Cashier duties

Other important volunteer opportunities include:

  • Reach to the Community (to introduce the Society or to talk about local history)
  • Speaking engagements/presentations (To schools and various organizations)
  • Up-keep of overall appearance of the building
  • Housekeeping

Let us know if you can help! Email us at office@lchsociety.com