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Volunteer Information

Thinking About Volunteering? 

We could use your help:

     The Stoy Museum is our main attraction for visitors. 

  • Giving guided tours to visitors—If you’re interested in becoming a guide, call or email the Society Office to let us know! (we provide all of the information you need) 717-272-1473 or office@lchsociety.org

The Hauck Research Archives are also an important part of the LCHS. This is how you can help:

  • Genealogy research
  • Helping visitors to the library
  • Help answering research requests (via mail and e-mail)
  • Archival work & Data- Entry
  • Conservation
  • Digital preservation (scanning)
  • Collections processing (rehousing, folder labeling, reorganizing when necessary)
  • Library book inventory and re-cataloging
  • Book room cleanup
  • Photograph reorganization
  • Filing accessioned materials

The Society also has many special events. Many volunteers are needed to make these successful.

  • Sunday Society Programs (every 3rd Sunday)
  • Help with refreshments and clean-up

The gift shop is another opportunity for you to help us. There are few times a year when the Society takes its book store to various festivals within the County, i.e. The Bologna fest at the Expo, Crafts Fair in Downtown Lebanon, Union Canal Days, etc.

  • Help set up at location (setting up tents, pack and unpack books)
  • Greet customers
  • Cashier duties

Other important volunteer opportunities include:

  • Reach to the Community (to introduce the Society or to talk about local history)
  • Speaking engagements/presentations (To schools and various organizations)
  • Up-keep of overall appearance of the building
  • Housekeeping

Let us know if you can help! Email us at office@lchsociety.org