Volunteers are the
backbone of our organization and contribute greatly in so many
live here - at least in part - because you value and are
interested in our community's lively history. Our community has
so many talented people --- your volunteer support will make the
historical society a success. We need your ideas and your input
to help us develop the best programs possible.
with the Etowah Historical Society provides an array of
opportunities to get connected to those working to preserve our
cultural heritage. There are few things more enjoyable than
exercising your talents! If you have some time to share, we can
promise you great opportunities to learn and practice your
skills in the company of wonderful people.
Volunteers are crucial to the
success of the Etowah Historical Society. Becoming a
EHS volunteer is an excellent way
to learn more about our history, to meet fellow history
enthusiasts, and, most importantly, to contribute to the
Society's mission to preserve and teach about the history of
Etowah County. Volunteer opportunities exist to suit people with
varying interests, skills, and availability.
abound within the many programs and venues of the historical
society. Volunteers are the foundation of this old organization
and several projects are always underway behind the scenes. We
invite you to jump in! Here are some opportunities for the
Help plan and produce special
events: Every year EHS hosts special events like
exhibit openings and lectures. Interesting projects await
Help catalog the EHS photo
collection: We need assistance identifying and
organizing a collection of over 15,000 photographs. This is
a fun, never-ending project. Anyone who has lived in the
county for a long time could be especially helpful
identifying places and people but there's plenty of work for
Join the EHS Oral History
Committee: We're begun collecting oral histories with
21st Century tools. Help videotape and edit interviews with
Etowah County residents.
Conduct walking tours: Learn
and share the history of Etowah's uptown historic districts
and cemeteries like Forrest Cemetery..
Enter computer data: We're
currently converting the records of our museum's collections
into PastPerfect, a software program that provides greater
access to our artifacts and archives. We need help entering
information into this program.
docent: Welcome visitors to our facility. Learn all
about our community's lively history and share your
knowledge with visitors.
Grant Writer Needed:
Do you have experience writing grant proposals? We need
your help. There are many opportunities for the Etowah
Historical Society to receive grant money. We need an
experienced volunteer to help us find sources, fill out the
forms and do follow-up.
Press Person Needed
Do you have media experience?
We need your help. There are many opportunities for the
Historical Society to promote our community in the media. We
need an experienced volunteer to help us write up and send
out press releases, talk to reporters, tape lectures and
take pictures at events, and to do follow-up press releases
Survey historic properties: Are you fascinated by old
buildings? Do you have an interest in architectural
styles? Do you find yourself slowly driving around
neighborhoods, just looking at houses? Here's an
opportunity to immerse yourself in your "old house"
passion! Surveying involves exterior observation and
recording. Documenting a building's architectural style is
part of the process. EHS will happily get you up to speed
on architectural styles and terminology.
Volunteers are needed to help
execute special events and programs offered throughout the year.
Some of these are:, setting up exhibits, label items, data
entry, cleaning museum, etc. Most volunteers are trained on the
day they volunteer; a long-term commitment is not required.
Their duties can include the following:
- Helping run events on the
day of the event
- Making phone calls
- Distributing posters,
flyers, and brochures throughout the community (this can
help all year, not just before special events)
- Greeting and providing
For a volunteer
Contact us at 256-613-6844
or come see us at our
facility at 2829 W. Meighan Blvd.
look forward to hearing from you!
To become a member of the Etowah Historical
print & mail
membership form is in PDF format. You will need Acrobat Reader
to view it. You can
download Adobe Acrobat Reader
free of charge from Adobe's website.
historical interest. Current programs of
history in the making.
Markers - Markings of historical homes,
cemeteries, schools, rivers, trails, public buildings
ignificant Preservations -
Preservation of historical
buildings, homes & landmarks
(Physical address at
2829 W. Meighan Blvd.)
The Society meets every
2nd Friday night each month at Elliott Community Center, corner of 29th
Street & Meighan Blvd. at 6:00pm.
Each month we have an
enjoyable presentation and refreshments.
Come and enjoy!!!