Volunteers Needed!

Do you have a few hours to spare one day per week, or one day per month? Do you like to meet people? Maybe you can only spare a few hours for certain events or programs. No matter how much time you can share, we’d love to have your help. Why not volunteer 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 and make-and-take projects
  • Staff the front desk on Saturdays and for special events
  • Enter data on the computer
  • Help with collections projects
  • Host galleries and exhibits during special events
  • Do outside clean up work
  • Help with any number of miscellaneous projects

As a volunteer you’ll meet and work with other volunteers and staff. No experience or knowledge is necessary. To apply, please fill out the electronic form below. For more information about volunteering at the museum, contact Volunteer Coordinator Susan Barnett: susan.barnett(at)sheboygancounty.com (920) 458-1103.

 

Thank you for taking the time to help!

Volunteer Spotlight

Linda and Jerry Smith – January 2022 Volunteer Spotlight

Man and woman sitting on the stairs of a historic cabin

After 52 years of marriage, it’s obvious that Jerry and Linda Smith still genuinely enjoy their time together. Rather than finish each other’s sentences they listen intently, smiling with respect and admiration.

Linda’s passion for history goes back to the age of 14, when she began researching her family history. Born in Sheboygan and descended from five founders of the town of Lima, she says, “this is my country.”  Characterized in a Sheboygan Press article as an “Eternal Volunteer,” Linda set an example of service while raising their seven children, dividing whatever time she could spare between Maywood, Sunny Ridge, the Historical Society, and other nonprofits. She was recognized as “Volunteer of the Year” by the Historical Society in 2003.

After Jerry retired from Kohler Co. in 2016, the Smiths spent a few years restructuring their lives. Now they spend most of their days volunteering together. Recently at the Museum, they have helped with full-day education programming, setup and takedown of Holiday Memories, events, administration, and children’s activities. Asked why they volunteer, Linda answers simply, “I like to help people.” Jerry nods in agreement.

If you are interested in joining our amazing group of volunteers, please give us a call at (920) 458-1103.

Admission

$9 - Adults

$7 - Senior Citizens and Active Military

$5 - Children 6 - 17

FREE - Children 5 and under and Society Members

Holiday Memories Hours

Friday After Thanksgiving - December 30

Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Monday & Tuesday, Noon - 7 PM

Wednesday - Sunday, Noon - 5 PM

Additional Hours by appointment for Bus & Group Tours

Regular Museum Hours

February 1 - October 31

Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 5 PM

Saturday, 10 AM - 3 PM

 

Sheboygan County Historical Society & Museum

Sheboygan County Historical Society & Museum

3110 Erie Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081, USA
museum@sheboygancounty.com
(920) 458-1103