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!
For January 2020, we are taking a wide-angle view of volunteerism at the Museum during our annual Holiday Memories exhibit for our Volunteer Spotlight! As we have packed away Holiday Memories 2019 over the last week, we have also had time to reflect on the great blessing our volunteers are. For the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, the Museum is transformed into a bustling hub of tidings and good cheer from years gone past to the present. The historic displays of mechanically animated figures are couple with a wide array of activities, live music and tasty treats enjoyed by visitors (and occasionally snuck by staff too!), creating a whirlwind at the Museum seven days a week.
There is no possible way the staff at the Museum could manage on our own. During what is arguably the busiest time of year for many, 198 people contributed 921 hours of volunteer time over 5 weeks. That amounts to the equivalent of 23 40-hour work weeks! And it doesn’t include the countless hours volunteers helped with set-up, tear-down or baking cookies!
They say, “it takes a village,” but we know Holiday Memories takes a small army. And for our small army, we at the Museum are so very grateful!
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