White Bear Lake Area

Historical Society

Learning From Our Past, Preserving For Our Future

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Volunteer Spotlight

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 be willing 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. Dress 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 cal 651-407-5327

E-mail: Sara Markoe Hanson at WBLAHISTSOC@GoldenGate.net

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