Milton Historical Society volunteer orientation begins March 15

March 11, 2014

The Milton Historical Society is seeking both new and longtime residents of the region to serve as volunteers at its museum in historic downtown Milton.

The first in a series of volunteer information and training sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 15.

The museum is looking for outgoing, flexible individuals who love learning and making new connections. The museum has many different areas for which people can volunteer: greeters, museum and walking tour guides, archives assistants, special events, maintenance, gardening and more. Volunteers are essential to the museum’s operation; the Milton Historical Society would not be able to operate on a regular basis without them.

The volunteer training program is a great way to learn about the fascinating history of the area and meet other individuals with similar interests. New volunteers are required to attend three out of four training sessions and commit themselves to a minimum of 2 1/2 hours of volunteer time per month between Memorial Day and Labor Day. They can also attend two continuing education events per year and volunteer for a minimum of 2 1/2 hours per quarter in the off seasons.

Four training sessions will be held on Saturdays: March 15, March 29, April 12 and April 26. All sessions will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude by noon. Guest speakers for the sessions will be local historian Russ McCabe, Jack Hudson and John Chirtea.

The museum is at 210 Union St. in downtown Milton. For more information or to sign up for training, call 302-684-1010 or email