Would you recommend The Williamson Museum?
I am a big believer that one should invest where they live. Over the past few years, I have volunteered at events, as well as donated some of my professional services to the museum. The Williamson Museum not only works to preserve the heritage of the Williamson County, but it tries to enlighten children ( and adults) in unique ways. Chisolm Trail Days, Pioneer Day are just a couple of example of events that allow people to experience how life used to be in the old west.
As an organization, The Williamson Museum is small in size, but it has a lot of heart. I am proud to be a member, volunteer and a friend of the museum.I hope that more people discover this institution and volunteer so that it can have an even greater impact in our community.
Of all the places I have volunteered, the Williamson museum is among the best. The staff really appreciates your service and you feel as if you are truly an extension of the staff. There are many opportunties for volunteering and the staff bends over backwards to accomodate your schedule. I am a docent. In addition, I have done cataloging of historical documents, participated in Pioneer Days serving as a the head master of a one room school house and conducted tours of the courthouse grounds for several classes of students.
I started volunteering at the museum three months ago and its a lot of fun. It has a variety of activities for anything you are interested in. I have helped kids make clay pots for Archeology Day and plant cotton for Hands on History Day, churned butter and made candles for Pioneer Day, and talked to lots of interesting people while staffing the museum info booth on Market Days. And I just learned how to catalogue artifacts donated to the museum. The staff are really great- friendly and willing to teach someone like me who doesn't know a thing about Texas history. They are really appreciative of any amount of time a volunteer has to give.
I have volunteered at the museum for several years and have absolutely enjoyed every opportunity - I enjoy doing the trunk shows which allow me to go out to the schools and really tell kids how much fun history can be. Being a docent in the museum has afforded me the opportunity to meet so many interesting folks who come by. The Exhibits are great and telling people about them has expanded my own knowledge of so many things. I actually feel smarter because I have learned so many things about the place I call home. We all create our own history every day and sharing that fact with adults and children alike always makes people stop and grasp that history is living and personal. You'll love the folks who work at the museum, the folks who visit the museum, and the activities you can participate in - you make good friends while getting smarter - what a deal! LT
The Williamson Museum is a great place to serve as a volunteer. In my time at the museum, I have conducted tours of the recently restored 1911 Williamson County Courthouse, welcomed the public to our First Friday events and participated in Pioneer Day and Chisholm Trail Days education events.
The Williamson Museum offers a myriad of opportunities for volunteers and can find a match for anybody's interests. I would definitely recommend the Williamson Museum to anybody looking for a new place to volunteer.