Volunteer work

I’ve been doing my volunteer work at the Chapman museum in downtown Glens Falls for a year now. It doesn’t seem like that long, but that could be because it’s usually one shift a month. Most of the volunteers work the reception area.


The museum recently installed a local information kiosk of sorts. It’s free to anyone to come in and learn about local history. Some interactive displays

And there are about 8 informational panels to read.


It’s really a well done display. The idea is that it could function as kind of a welcome center for visitors since our city doesn’t have one, but it hasn’t been made official.

The museum also has a great selection of books about our area and history.


I asked the director where he gets the books from and there is a specialty publisher that deals in local history. Who knew?

Anyway, that’s just a snippet of my volunteer duties.

We also got in buttons:

It’s the 100th anniversary of women’s voting rights in NY this year. The education coordinator at Chapman is also on the planning committee for the suffrage events, so we see a lot of what’s coming up, including this:


The speakers will all be acting in period costume. I’ve got this in my calendar.

On a side note, I’m sure that I am not the only one with this problem. Cat gets on the couch when you do and snags your spot. Then I’m too much of a sucker to make her move and I perch at the front.

I want to come back as a cat in my next life.

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7 thoughts on “Volunteer work

  1. debby

    I love looking at the books in museums. They always have some interesting choices. Regarding Pixie taking your place? Sophie does that to me EVERY TIME. And every time I tell her I am going to sit on her (which of course I can’t do because I am too cheap to pay a horrendous vet’s bill, plus imagine how embarrassing it would be to say your dachshund’s back was injured because you sat on her.) Anyway, I relate.
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  2. Helen

    How can you go wrong with a volunteer job that only requires 1 time a month! I can’t wait to hear about the Suffragette meeting. It sounds so interesting and I’m sure it will be great fun.
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  3. Jody

    How cool on that volunteer position Lori & that Women’s suffrage button!! My hubby’s nephew works at his local museum too & writes for them as well.

    PIXIE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  4. Molly

    I do understand living with a cat. I put myself through contortions to get off the sofa when I’m surrounded by three of them and I need to get up. One likes to sprawl across my desk – when I’m working at it. It wouldn’t be too big of a deal if he wasn’t the size of a small dog. He weighs 18# and then stretches out as far as he can. I sometimes move to the other side of my desk. Cats! >^..^<

  5. Fran

    One day a month is totally doable and it looks like such a nice place to volunteer.

    I hear you on the Pixie taking over thing. Bella does that too on the couch and I am lucky that I still have a little spot on the couch 🙂

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