Looking for ways to give back, we can use your help. As mentioned before, the Iron County Historical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with no paid employees. Right now, we have multiple volunteer opportunities available:
The first is an ongoing need for volunteers to help keep our museum open. Our Winter Schedule runs from November 1st to March 31st. During this time, the museum is open of Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sudays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (weather permitting). Even with this limited schedule, our Museum Director often times struggles to find volunteers. Our Summer Schedule runs from April 1st to October 31st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. You don't need any special training to be a volunteer, just a friendly, helpful attitude. If you would like to volunteer or if you have any questions, you can call our Museum Director, Wilma Cofer, at (573) 546-3513 and leave a message. Thank You!
School Records Transcription Project
Spearheaded by historical society Board of Directors member, Judie Huff, a project is underway that will eventually create high resolution scans of all of our existing school records. Judie then hopes to use these scans along with a force of volunteers to create a searchable spreadsheet that anyone could use to find information on their family members.
Scanning the records preserves them against any future possibility from loss. With over two-thirds of the school images ready we are set to start the next phase, transcription. Volunteers will have online access to a shared folder which will contain a spreadsheet and images to be transcribed. When all the images have been transcribed, sharing capabilities will be removed and a new school folder will be shared with the volunteer. Instructions will also be emailed to the volunteers on how to access the folder and spreadsheet instructions.
If you are interested in helping or if you have any questions, please contact the Project Coordinator, Judie Huff, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Join our Board of Directors or Become an Officer
Our annual elections are held in April each year and we are always looking for new people to get involved in the management of the historical society. I can't stress how important this really is. The fact of the matter is this, we need a new generation to begin taking over for the old. If you care about Iron County's history and want to see it preserved, please consider joining our historical society (if you haven't already) and think about taking on an active role to take it into the future. If you are interested, contact John Abney via email at email@example.com and thanks!
Newsletter Editor and Newsletter Articles Needed
We are still looking for a new Newsletter Editor to take over after the Spring 2023 edition that comes out in April. If you like to do research and like to write, this is a perfect way to get your work into public view. We are also in need of articles for our newsletter. The only requirement is that they have some link to the history of Iron County. If you are interested in the Newsletter Editor position or would like to submit an article for publication, contact John Abney via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and thanks!