Lois Bohon has
been a dedicated volunteer at the Depot Museum on Thursday mornings
for the past sevral years. In addition to her time at the Depot,
Lois is often seen assisting and attending the variety of events
the Historical Society offers throughout the year. Thank you Lois
for your unwavering support!
Volunteer and Make a Difference!
Great opportunities are available by calling 651-407-5327 or stopping
in at the Depot Museum at the intersection of 4th Street and Highway
61 in downtown White Bear Lake.
Current needs include:
Ever wonder what sort of photos we have of
old White Bear, Wildwood Amusement Park, Sailing on the Lake? Come
on in and
check it out! We are in the process of organizing our photo and slide
collections and need your help. Many of the images are identified
and simply need to listed in a record and entered in the computer
so we have an inventory of what is there. Training is provided.
Can you type? Our oral history videos and audio
collections are growing and we need a typist (or several) who would
to da a transcript of the interviews. Hear stories about ice harvesting,
growing up in White Bear Lake or visiting Wildwood Amusement Park.
If you are interested in learning a little about the area's history
and providing a great service, let us know! Another typing project
available is data entry of the 1930 census records that became available
in 2002. The WBLAHS has copies of the microfilmed records, but no index,
and is in the process of being entered into a computer for easier access.
Typists and proofreaders are needed.
Depot staffers in great demand! Visit the depot
to learn more about how three hours a week can make a huge difference
to your Historical Society. Tasks include greeting visitors, answering
phone calls, taking event registrations r processing gift shop sales
as well as other projects as availability and interest provide. Shifts
are Tuesday-Saturday 10am to 1pm and/or Tuesday-Friday 1-4pm. Current
open shifts include morning and afternoon on Tuesday, afternoons on
Wednesday and rotating Saturdays.
Fillebrown House tour guides
fluff up their costumes..Tour
season is just a matter of weeks away and tour guide crew is getting
ready! Tours are scheduled on Sunday afternoons June-August and
a flexible schedule is developed at the beginning of the season.
up in Victorian style costumes and share stories of the Fillebrown
House with visitors. If you'd like to learn more please contact
Flora Lee Rauch, tour guide coordinator, at 651-429-3091.
For more information on these ad other volunteer opportunities, please