Summit County Historical Society announces volunteer
GREATER AKRON — The Summit County Historical Society (SCHS) is looking for volunteers of all ages who would like to get involved.
Founded in 1924, the SCHS is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Its mission is to preserve and interpret the history of Summit County and Akron and to educate regional communities about the people and events that have shaped history.
The Historical Society Service League is looking specifically for people who have an interest in any of the following:
serving as a tour guide at the Perkins Stone Mansion and John Brown house locations at 550 Copley Road in West Akron. Tours are conducted on Wednesdays through Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. Volunteers must be willing to work at least one complete four-hour shift per month. All volunteers must participate in a two-hour training session prior to beginning work;
providing curatorial assistance. Volunteers are needed to work with managing the collections inventory, care of artifacts and exhibition display and design. Training on artifact care is provided;
education outreach to elementary schools. Volunteers provide an in-class program on one of several available topics aimed at fourth grade students. Training is offered, and scheduling is flexible;
adult outreach to assisted living and nursing facilities. Volunteers conduct on-site programs to seniors on a variety of available topics. Training is offered, and scheduling is flexible; and
gardening assistance. Volunteers are needed to help maintain the extensive gardens at the Perkins Stone Mansion and John Brown house.
Those interested can call the SCHS at (330) 535-1120 or e-mail sandy@summithis tory.org with their name, address, phone number and area of interest.
To learn more about the SCHS, call (330) 535-1120 or visit www.summithistory.org.