Do you have a few hours to spare one day per week, or per month? Do you like to meet people? Maybe you can only spare a few hours on an irregular basis. Then why not volunteer that time with us at Sheboygan County Historical Museum.
We need volunteers to:
- Work with children in our full day student programs.
- Prepare materials for the full day student programs.
- Work in the Museum Store on Saturdays during the season and for special events.
- Do data entry on the computer.
- Help with collection cataloging.
- Be a gallery host during special events.
- Do outside clean up work.
- Help with any number of miscellaneous projects.
As a volunteer you meet and work with other volunteers and staff to educate people about Sheboygan County’s history. No experience or knowledge is necessary, we’ll help you learn everything you need to know.
If you would like to be a part of our exciting programs and events or would like more information on becoming a volunteer, please contact Executive Director Travis Gross at the Museum (920) 458-1103.
Thank you for taking the time to help!
May 2020 - Lorraine Boldt Lemmenes
Our May 2020 Spotlight Volunteer is Lorraine Boldt Lemmenes. In a typical year, Lorraine would be one of our regular volunteers helping out with the hands-on activities in our Full Day Student Education Programs, especially Pioneers of Sheboygan County. She first began volunteering in the late 1990s at the Museum, helping Nancy Van der Puy develop the Museum’s gift shop. Today, while the Education Programs are one place to find her, she has also helped out in a wide variety of other ways. Several years ago, Lorraine shared her experiences of growing up during World War 2, and she regularly helps out during our summer Busy Bee Days, where we tackle organizing hands-on supplies for the coming year.
When asked why she volunteers with the Museum, Lorraine responded “After working at Wade House Historic Site for nine seasons, I decided I would like to continue as a volunteer, to bring to children the historical heritage we have here in Sheboygan County. And as a former beekeeper, my favorite activity was to help the children dip beeswax candles during the Pioneer program, and to see their eyes light up with the knowledge they were gaining in all of the history they experienced during their visits. I often said ‘Now you are a candledipper’ and they would give me a big grin — that is a reward for being a volunteer!”
Regular Museum Hours
February 1 - October 31
Mon - Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 3:00pm
Holiday Memories Hours
Open the Friday after Thanksgiving and is on display through Dec 30th. Visit with Santa Monday and Tuesday 3:30 to 7:00, Wednesday 4:00 to 5:00, Saturday and Sunday Noon to 5:00. Don't forget Storytime with Santa every Wednesday at 3:00!
Mon - Tue: Noon - 7:00 PM
Wed - Sun: Noon - 5:00 PM
Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day