Volunteers Needed!

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!

Volunteer Highlight

Shirley Leighty

Shirley Leighty

Our July 2019 Spotlight Volunteer is Shirley Leighty. Shirley first came to the Museum as a volunteer when we had to remove the elf animation from Boston Store just after Christmas in 2013. Her husband, Jim, was already volunteering and that was an all hands on deck project! She soon realized that her job with the Sheboygan Area School District made her a great volunteer to assist with the meticulous data entry and validation needed for the Museum’s database. Prior to retiring, Shirley would occasionally spend a few hours a week when available to work with the database. After retiring in June 2015, she started volunteering once a week for a full day and while she still spends a great deal of time working with the database, particularly collection records, she also pitches in with other projects like clean-ups and reorganizations or Holiday Memories set-up and tear-down. She was even a Collectors & Collections presenter sharing her collection of all things squirrel!

When asked why she volunteers, Shirley said “I like to use my experience of over 30 years as a secretary to help the Museum out, including coming up with ideas and solutions for projects the Museum is taking on. I also like to ask questions about history and learn more.”

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 4:00 to 7:00, Wednesday through Friday 2:30 to 5:00, Saturday and Sunday Noon to 5:00. Don't forget Storytime with Santa every Wednesday at 2:30!

Mon - Tue: Noon - 7:00 PM
Wed - Sun: Noon - 5:00 PM

Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day


Sheboygan County Historical Society & Museum

Sheboygan County Historical Society & Museum

3110 Erie Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081, USA
(920) 458-1103