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.