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Volunteer Opportunities at Sharlot Hall

29 January 2015   Katie Cornelius

Have you ever wanted to travel in a time machine?

If the recent past in Arizona would be your destination of choice, then consider volunteering at Sharlot Hall Museum in Prescott.

Murray Smolens, volunteer coordinator at Sharlot Hall, shared they are currently training for all volunteer roles within the museum. Trainings continue through April. Potential volunteers can take as many of the classes they are interested in; with on the job training and observation taking place before working by themselves. Docents are needed within the Sharlot Hall Building, the Governors Mansion and the Fremont House on the main museum campus, in addition to tour guides. For those with a keen interest in early military history here in Prescott, Ft. Whipple is especially in need

of trained docents. Located on the ground of the VA off Hwy 89, the Ft. Whipple museum is open just three days a week.

Want to start time-traveling? The Living History program is considered the most authentic costume society Prescott has to offer; sharing “Arizona History Adventures” with the public monthly. Participants start as pioneers and learn about general life, before expanding their roles to include military personnel and local legends.

For those who love history and have a retail or marketing background, help is also needed in both the museum store and the marketing department, Smolens commented. 

To start the volunteer process, please contact Murray Smolens at (928)445-3122 ext. 18, or stop by Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W. Gurley St. daily from 10am - 5pm