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Do you like history? Do you like to act? We are seeking individuals to assist our educators with the MCHA's very interactive Traveling Trunk Shows. These programs, which are presented to school children in the classroom, seniors at senior facilities and/or senior centers, bring history alive to the audiences and make learning fun for all.
This opportunity would suit people who love working with others of all ages, have a bit of the theater major in them, and love sharing the stories about local history. As an assistant to an educator you have the chance to handle artifacts, both reproductions and originals, wear period clothing if you choose, and tell the stories of history being made right here in Monmouth County.
The hours are flexible and full training is provided. Come and be a part of sharing the past!
Go to MonmouthHistory.org/join-give/volunteer for more information and to apply!
70 COURT ST, FREEHOLD, NJ 07728, US
The Monmouth County Historical Association (MCHA) collects, preserves, and interprets its extensive museum, library, and archival collections that relate to Monmouth County's history and culture and makes these resources available to the widest possible audience. MCHA promotes the study and appreciation of regional and national history through educational programming, publications, special exhibits, and research services. MCHA also preserves and interprets five significant historic sites which represent the County's vanishing architectural heritage. Through its pursuit of these objectives, the Association enriches the quality of life in Monmouth County by preserviing and passing on knowledge of its diverse heritage for future generations.
The oldest historical organization in Monmouth County, the Monmouth County Historical Association was founded in 1898 to collect, preserve, and interpret the region's heritage. The Historical Associaton’s headquarters moved to Freehold in 1931, into a newly built brick Georgian style structure designed by architect J. Hallam Conover. Today, the Association is recognized as one of the country's leading local history organizations and is well-known for its outstanding museum and library collections, as well as for its five significant historic properties: the Covenhoven House (1752) in Freehold, the Allen House (before 1740) in Shrewsbury, Marlpit Hall (circa 1756) and the Taylor-Butler House (ca. 1853) in Middletown, and the Holmes-Hendrickson House (circa 1754) in Holmdel.
The Monmouth County Historical Association is in its second century of service to the community. Each year our visitation and membership numbers grow, most noticeably in the area of school groups, who make up well over half of our annual attendance. The members and trustees of the Historical Association are committed to the responsible stewardship of the historic properties and collections in our care, and to sharing them with the public.
To apply to be a volunteer, please go to our website - MonmouthHistory.org - and click on "Volunteers". You can review our various opportunities and then download the Volunteer Application, which is located under the "FAQs" section. Thank you!
We'll work with your schedule.
70 Court StreetFreehold, NJ 07728
February 7, 2020