Museum needs volunteers for 25th anniversary party
The Nose Creek Valley Museum is gearing up to celebrate its 25th anniversary on Sept. 22, and is in need of volunteers to help make the party a success.
“We need a lot of volunteers,” said Nicole Proseilo, a summer student who is helping organize the celebration as part of her project.
“We are looking for about 20 volunteers.”
She said the event will feature about 10 activity stations for children where they can play old-time games such as three-legged races, demonstrations on how to make a rope and apple cider, and story time in an old school house.
“We need people that can help out with children’s crafts and children’s activities,” Proseilo said.
She added the museum is also looking for individuals who can greet people at the gates as they come in and to supervise the artifacts that will be on display for photo opportunities at the event.
“Veterans that would like to participate in the military section who are capable of answering questions about the war would be great,” she adds of the call out for volunteers.
She said they are also hoping to get some people to help out with the heavy lifting involved in setting up and taking down the party displays.
“We’d be so grateful because it’s going to take a lot to set up,” she said.
She said volunteers over the age of 16 are preferred as they will be responsible for supervising children’s activities.
“The museum is run by our volunteers and everything you hear about or see (at the museum) is because of volunteers,” Proseilo said.
“Without them we would not be preserving the history of the Nose Creek area. For 25 years we have had volunteers help out and we appreciate every one of them.”
The September event will allow visitors free admission to the museum that day and will include wagon rides from miniature horses and a chance to win a family pass to the museum for the year.
“The museum is looking forward to this event,” she said. “We’re excited to create a party for the whole community.”
Residents interested in volunteering can contact the Nose Creek Valley Museum at 403-948-6685 or by email at email@example.com by Sept. 1.