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!
September 2021 - Linda Mittelstadt
Our September 2021 Spotlight Volunteer is Linda Mittelstadt. Linda first became involved with the Museum as a member of the Education Advisory Committee, a group of local educators that helped the Museum build and shape our Full Day Student Education Programs in the early 2000s. As a teacher at Jackson School, her 2nd grade students were the first to pilot the Immigrant and Pioneer Program (now known as Journey to Sheboygan County). As a 3rd grade teacher, Linda and her students also helped pilot the Historic Jobs and First Peoples of Sheboygan County programs. As the programs became integrated into the Sheboygan Area School District curriculum, Linda continued to support the programs, primarily bring her 3rd graders every year.
Linda and a colleague from Jackson were also responsible for beginning the Community Tree tradition during Holiday Memories. A variety of ornaments were created in classrooms across the community, and then each school was assigned an evening for children and parents to decorate the school’s tree. Linda coordinated the tree themes, the school’s participating and the decorating schedules.
Following her retirement from teaching, Linda became a volunteer facilitator for the programs, guiding hundreds more students in hands-on learning experiences. When asked why she volunteers with the Museum, Linda responded “I love American history and found that kids love to hear and learn about the past as well. I love the content of all the Educational Programs and see the excitement & sometimes awe on the faces of the kids when hearing some of the historical facts! For many of these children it may be their only source of learning & directly experiencing history. I have so much fun….I love it!!!!”
February 1 - October 31
Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday, 10 AM - 3 PM
Friday After Thanksgiving - December 30
Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Monday & Tuesday, Noon - 7 PM
Wednesday - Sunday, Noon - 5 PM
Additional Hours Available for Bus & Group Tours
$9 - Adults
$7 - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$5 - Children 6 - 17
FREE - Children 5 and under and Society Members