Volunteer Opportunities

Day of Event volunteers:
On special events, such as Ag Progress Days, or Open Houses, we need...

...with a bright smile to welcome visitors

Guest counters...with strong thumbs to click each visitor through our doors during special events

Activity help with crafts, scoop ice cream, and lend a hand where needed

Ongoing participation:

Collections--Help to maintain artifacts and review items for inclusion in the collection 

Exhibits--Develop exhibits to showcase items in the collection

Tours--Provide guided tours for visitors to the museum. Training provided about the collection and how to provide tours to the diversity of visitors to the museum

Programming--Develop programs and events to connect the collection to the present day with demonstrations, lectures, and activities

Fundraising--Organize events, such as the annual silent auction, that support museum operations and special projects

Housekeeping--Maintaining the museum collection, artifacts and exhibits, for visitors and special events. Inspecting and identifying exhibits or artifacts in need of repair or cleaning.

Data Entry--update collection records

Research and writing--searching for info about artifacts, the history of agriculture, and stories of rural life in the mid-Atlantic states, writing articles for use on our website, press releases,and newsletters

Student Internships--Internships are available through the Penn State History Department. Contact the Curator for details at

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