There are hidden gems in our museums! I am referring to the volunteers who do everything to allow the public to tour all three buildings. Greeters open the doors to a glimpse at history and a way of life. Docents and guides tell the stories and answer questions. Gift shop personnel also ring up sales that support the effort.
There is an upcoming Volunteer Fair that will explain in more detail what positions are available to become a Museum Association volunteer. The fair will be on Saturday, February 11, starting at noon and will be at the 1885 Depot at 70 Russell Street. You will be surprised at the variety of jobs that need to be done. Some tasks are specific, like taking your pickup truck to our storage unit and bringing tents back or watering the plants in the yard. The more volunteers we have, the more the Museums can offer to the community. As an example, the Countryman One Room Schoolhouse now has enough staff to be open on both Friday and Saturday from noon to 3pm.
One more thing, volunteering is good for your heart health!
The Museum Schedules!
The May-Stringer tours on Tuesday – Saturday from 11 am – 3 pm – 352-799-0129
The 1885 Depot tours on Friday – Saturday from noon – 3pm – 352-799-4766
The Countryman One Room Schoolhouse is open on Saturdays from noon – 3pm – 352-515-3054