How can a nonprofit community-based museum like Curran Homestead Village serve the public more effectively? ………….through your volunteerism!
- Making new friends
- Having fun!
- Making use of the time you have now that you are retired
- Learning new skills like driving a circa 1950 tractor or forging a set of strap hinges for a barn door!
- Keeping a little bit of the past alive by helping us to share skills and knowledge in venues provided at our living history museum
- Sharing unique skills you may have with others
- Making a contribution to a younger generation
- Learning more about your community and your neighbors
- Trying something never before attempted by you or your friends
- Feeling satisfaction at getting things done and helping others
- Creating things using the facilities and equipment on hand at the museum
- Relieving stress
- Spending time doing something you really care about.
Assist in the documentation, research and presentation of our collections. Help create exhibits, living history programming using our collection, and static displays, draft display texts, and create signage.
There is the potential to grow produce and perennial herbs, as well as enjoy the beautiful seasonal changes of this rural Maine site. We have plans to cultivate the apple trees on the property for our seasonal cider making, and if you have this experience, you could share it with others at the farm. Help us tap maple trees and produce maple syrup on a small scale for our yearly sugaring event.