Volunteer

Please consider joining the Hightstown-East Windsor Historical Society as a volunteer. The Society is in the process of displaying its many historical treasures throughout the museum and needs help from the community for this enormous task.

Writers are needed for the quarterly newsletter that keeps our neighbors, schools and members informed about local events and history. Accomplished as well as in-training writers are sought to choose a topic of local history in which they are interested. Following research into local newspaper stories beginning in 1849 and books and other materials, the writer will create a story for the newsletter. What better way to pursue an interest in writing, history or both?

Special displays featuring different types of objects are developed several times each year, requiring the help of volunteers. A critical need that you could fulfill is to help tell the story of groups of artifacts. This would be accomplished by researching and writing museum-like signs for different object groupings.

Volunteers are needed to attend monthly meetings and help make important decisions. Meetings are usually held the first Monday of the month at the Sara Hutchinson Educational Center (freight station) at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are held from September through May.

Docents are another type of volunteer. Our docents are friendly people who like to share what they know about the history of our area with others. ┬áTraining and a book compiled by the Hightstown Women’s Club make sure you are able to assist the visitors to the Ely House.

If you’d like to help in the Society’s Library, we need volunteers to hand-write descriptions of objects displayed in the museum and to add this information into a computer database. For any of these jobs or to offer your special skill, please contact President Christian Kirkpatrick at christian_kirkpatrick@yahoo.com.