Volunteer orientations at historical museum

Submitted by the San Juan Historical Society and Museum

Help an important local resource prepare for the next 50 years.

Become a part of the growing volunteer community at the San Juan Historical Society and Museum. Attend one of the following volunteer orientations at the Etta Egeland Resource Center at 323 Price Street:

  • Saturday, June 17 – 9–11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, June 20 – 4–6 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 22 – 10 a.m.-noon

The orientation will include a guided tour of the museum and a behind-the-scenes look at the results of the 2017 Archival Project. Volunteers can choose which projects and what role they would like to play at the museum in the coming months. Opportunities including staffing the welcome center for atwo-hour shift, researching, photo scanning, involvement in current projects, and assisting the preparation of new exhibits.

After a brief orientation, each volunteer will choose their participation, will receive any supplies and training necessary to complete that project or role, and have the opportunity to join a robust team of volunteers and staff in creating the future of the island’s history.

Call 378-3949 and leave a message regarding which orientation you will attend, as space is limited. You can also email museum_admin@sjmuseum.org.

The San Juan Historical Society and Museum, founded in 1961, is the repository for the history and artifacts of San Juan Island, and is tasked with providing research and preservation to the community.

The administration office is open Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. or by appointment. The museum is open for tours in June, from Thursday – Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 pm. and July 1 – Sept. 30 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m., daily.