Here are ways that you can be involved with the Pasto Agricultural Museum.

Day of Event volunteers

On special events, such as Ag Progress Days, or Open Houses, we need:

  • Greeters...with a bright smile to welcome visitors
  • Guest counters...with strong thumbs to click each visitor through our doors during special events
  • Activity assistants...to help with crafts, scoop ice cream, and lend a hand where needed

Ongoing participation

We welcome volunteers that can assist with tasks and outreach throughout the year. Examples include:

  • 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 PastoAgMuseum@psu.edu

Sign up to be a volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering with the Museum, please complete a Volunteer Information Form.

Pasto Agricultural Museum

Address

Museum Address:
2710 West Pine Grove Road, Gate K

Pennsylvania Furnace, PA 16865
Directions

Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, March through December

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