Freeborn County Historical Museum
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1. Tour guide -
Primarily during the month of May, we have nearly 2500 students (elementary and middle school) who tour
the Museum and/or Pioneer Village. Guide to explain the displays and artifacts. A Training session is held in
2. Youth Programs -
We would like to provide student day camps in the Village with planned crafts, games, cooking meals on a
wood stove, etc. this effort requires dedicated volunteers and much planning.
3. Fund-raising -
Fund-raisers are needed to help maintain the operations of the Museum/Pioneer Village. We have
numerous events each year, including Eddie Cochran Weekend, Autumn in the Village, Membership Drive,
and the Christmas Open House. Volunteers help out before and during each event.
4. Maintenance Projects -
General maintenance of the Museum and Village buildings is a never ending job - scraping and painting
buildings, shutters, benches, and some of the farm equipment, washing windows, etc. etc.
5. Grounds Care and Flowers -
We can use help planting flowers and maintaining the trees and shrubs.
6. Office and Library Support -
Volunteers can help with folding and labeling the FCHM quarterly newsletter or other large mailings, or help
in the office and library for a few hours when we are short of staff people.
7. Skills -
Teaching the art of quilting, woodworking, tatting, or any other traditional craft of 100 years ago. These
were once crucial to daily living and now are almost forgotten arts.
8. Collection Care -
In order to maintain a collection the size of that held by the FCHM, volunteers are needed to assist staff in
9. Sewing Period Costumes -
For some functions it would be nice to have extra shirts, vests, dresses, aprons, and bonnets, so people
could be in a "specific time period" costume.
|Freeborn County Historical Museum, Library & Village
1031 Bridge Avenue
Albert Lea, MN 56007
Museum & Library Open Year Round
Wednesday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Village Open May - September
The Freeborn County Historical Museum, Library & Village is proud to be part of Blue Star Museums, which gives us a chance to thank our military families
for their service and share with them America's cultural treasures. Blue Star Museums is a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star
Families, and more than 1,300 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day
through Labor Day. The free admission program is available to active-duty military and their immediate family members (military ID holder and five
immediate family members). Active duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and active duty National Guard and active duty
Reserve members. To find out which other museums are participating, visit www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.