Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Historical Society Seeking Volunteers for Special Events
Frankfort, KY (January 8, 2008)— The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is currently recruiting volunteers for the position of Special Events Assistants. Active participation from citizens in the community helps KHS accomplish its mission, to provide connections to the past, perspective on the present, and inspiration for the future.
Special Events Assistants will help all KHS departments with the numerous events held throughout the community and on the KHS history campus, which includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol, and the Kentucky Military History Museum. Volunteers may assist with a variety of tasks, including greeting the public, setup and breakdown, or assisting children with craft and educational activities.
Events, which are periodic, include Candlelight Celebration, Kentucky State Fair, Kentucky All Veterans Reunion, Abraham Lincoln Society Gala, exhibition openings, Family Fun Day, Folklife Festival, Kentucky Crafted: The Market, and many more. Special Events Assistants will serve on an on-call basis, and there is no minimum time commitment for these volunteers. Training will be provided as necessary.
“If you are interested in volunteering and cannot commit to a fixed schedule, this is the volunteer opportunity for you,” said Linda Grabon, KHS volunteer coordinator. “Volunteers play a major role in every event with which KHS participates.”
A short volunteer orientation class will be held on Saturday, January 24 at 10 a.m. Class size is limited and registration is required. Please contact Linda Grabon at 502-564-1792, ext. 4422 or via email at email@example.com if you would like to register for the class on January 24, or if you would like any additional information on the KHS volunteer program.
An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, since 1836, has provided connections to the past, perspective on the present, and inspiration for the future. KHS operates the Old State Capitol, the Kentucky Military History Museum, and its headquarters, the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Since 1999, the thirty-million-dollar Center has welcomed more than one million visitors. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web site at www.history.ky.gov.