Lawrence County Museum of History

Lawrence County Museum of History & Edward L. Hutton Research Library


There are countless ways to participate. Whatever your age, background, or ability, there's a way for you to help your museum. Here are just a few ways to help your Lawrence County Museum:

Attend events: Volunteers are needed to pass out programs or give directions. There are plenty of other opportunities to get involved with programs like Brain Games and History Fest. Volunteers help set up, hand out programs, and answer visitors' questions.

Carpenter assistance: Volunteers who are comfortable with tools can help create exhibits.  

Computer assistance: We need volunteers who are comfortable with a computer to enter data and type out information to be printed and placed with artifacts, or to help put some information into a computer database.

Design interest: Ideas for new gallery exhibits are always welcome, and helping hands are needed to create the exhibits.

Graphic design: Volunteers who have experience in desktop publishing can create posters, etc. for the museum. Most of this work is done with the volunteer's personal software and computer. Printing of the large format pieces is done on a case by case basis with local printers.

Identify photos: Your museum has hundreds of unidentified photos and is looking for volunteers with an extensive knowledge or memory of Lawrence County people and places to help put names with faces and places. 

Smile: Volunteers are needed to offer a friendly greeting to visitors.

Strong muscles: Volunteers are needed to lend a hand with moving items.

Tend the front desk: Volunteers can also attend to the front desk to greet museum visitors and answer the phone. This is a low activity job and requires only a friendly and helpful personality.

This list will continue to be updated as need becomes available. Whatever your age, background, or ability, there's a way for you to help support your museum. Contact the president or librarian with questions. 



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