Members of the Mechanicsburg Museum Association are
"Keeping our History Alive." The financial support of our members is key
to lighting, heating, air conditioning and maintaining our five
properties, and preserving and exhibiting historical items. Benefits of
membership include our newsletters, and free admission to both of our
By far the biggest benefit of membership is the opportunity to join our
corps of volunteers. The wide range of opportunities has something for
almost anyone. Meet interesting people working in teams, or work alone
on "backroom" projects. Meet the public, or work behind the scenes. Work
as a leader or a follower. Do one thing, or many things. Some of
us work one three hour shift per month as docents in our buildings,
while for others, the museum is a second home. Try whatever interests
you. If it turns out to be wrong for you, there is no pressure to
continue. Go ahead and try something else. Training is provided where
appropriate. Areas of interest include:
Tour guides for the Stationmaster's House, Passenger and Freight
Stations, and the Frankenberger Tavern. This can be one three hour shift
per month or more. You agree to your assignment the month before, and
can change with another docent if necessary.
Volunteers guide 4th grade classes as docents in several buildings for
morning sessions during Spring and Fall.
Planning, setting up, and dismantling three exhibits per year in the
Freight Station. Responsible for exhibits in the Passenger Station.
Planning and setting up events such as the annual membership dinner and
the volunteers' "thank you" event.
Cataloging and storing our "treasures." This is very flexible for time
Helping to interview residents of Mechanicsburg. Transcribing the oral
Assist in the assembly of the newsletter for mailing
On occasion, help is needed with receptions for exhibit openings and
programs to plan and serve at the events.
Involves spring-cleaning of the above buildings and fulfilling the
light, routine house cleaning chores throughout the year.
Helping with small carpentry, electrical or plumbing projects.
Changing light bulbs.
Helping hands needed for activities at various buildings
Finding ways to finance our operations and activities. Includes special
Helping to plan the event and working the day of the event
Heritage Golf Tournament
Helping to plan the event and working the day of the tournament, held
Sunflower Garden Tour
Planning and preparing the tour, and recruiting suitable gardens. This
is the main work involved.
Greeting participants as a host/hostess. Relaxing and soaking up sun.
A nice, low pressure job.
Christmas Wreath Sale
Making bows (prior to the event), attaching bows to wreaths, bundling
orders, and assisting with order pickup. A fun group event.
Jubilee Day Pie Contest
Organizing, setting up, and registering contestants. Tasting and
judging pies. Announcing winners.
Christmas Gingerbread House Contest
Organizing, setting up, and registering contestants. Counting votes.
Putting up, selling, taking down
Board of Directors
An opportunity to help direct the activities of the Museum; an involved,
challenging leadership role.
If you have special skills that may be of use to us on occasion, let us
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