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Orleans Historical Society

3 River Rd, Orleans, Ma 02653, Usa
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Our mission The Orleans Historical Society has been dedicated to preserving our Town's heritage, respecting our past, and making our history and culture available to both residents and visitors since 1958.
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Orleans Historical Society

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Archives

Process archival collections , enter information into our collections database.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • Teens, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor

Research

Research the town's history- either in response to inquiries from the public or to help exhibits or other interpretative project. Help with exhibit planning.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • Teens, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work

Special Events

Help develop new programs and programming; promote special events; Help with event Set-up & Breakdown, welcome visitors, help visitors with questions or directions, other duties as appropriate that deal with providing customer service to guests
  • Occasional
  • Teens, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Event support

Collections

Enter information into our collections database (cataloging); Inventory our collection. Research biographical information; Catalog new accessions.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • Teens, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor

Public relations:

Help promote special events and programs around town and online.
  • Occasional
  • Teens, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor

Administration

Help manage member and donor databases; Help with mailings; General office support.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • Teens, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work

Building & Grounds

Maintain plantings around the Meeting House. Help with maintenance projects.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor

Visitor Services

Greeting visitors at Meeting House/ CG 36500. Short tours, answer inquiries, handle store sales (also help with store inventory, other projects).
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • Teens, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work, Indoor

Fundraising & Community

Research grant opportunities for funding; Write and send letters of solicitation for special events; Promote museum offerings to the community.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • Teens, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
How you help Are you looking for ways to make worthwhile contributions to your town and pass along its wonderful history to others? The Orleans Historical Society needs volunteers. Donating your time, interest, and energy can help the Museum in diverse ways to advance understanding of the unique history of Orleans.
About us Orleans Historical Society's museum offers programs and exhibits about the history of the Cape Cod town of Orleans, MA, plus the historic Motor Lifeboat CG36500 featured in movie "The Finest Hours". The Meeting house can be rented for events/weddings.
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