It takes many hands to preserve Mebane’s past
Do you have one or two to spare?
Make a difference in your community by helping out at the
Your passion for local history is always a great place to start but there are many ways to give a hand.
No matter your age or background.
Museums are known for their quiet spaces and hushed voices. But few people know that behind the gallery walls lies a beehive of activity.
Individuals who give of their time and talent are the backbone of any prospering museum. A sense of accomplishment in giving back to future generations can be a very rewarding experience!
History’s Helping Hands Benefits
Free annual membership for 30 hours of service
Discounted ticket prices for select special events
Preview new exhibits
Build your resume / gain experience
Learn about Mebane and the surrounding area’s history.
Attend Round-table discussion.
Meet people who share your interests.
Be a part of history by preserving Mebane’s past.
Familiar with local history? Have a few good stories to tell? Our visitors want to meet you. Nothing brings history to life like personal experience. Won’t you share yours?
Social Media Deputies: Are you fluent in Facebook? Tweet wildly with Twitter? Love to tumble on Tumblr? Be a Museum media deputy and get the word out on Mebane’s history, Museum events, Society programs and more.
Special Events Specialists: Do you love to entertain? Are you the host or hostess with the mostest? Gracious hospitality is the cornerstone to successful fundraising—have fun and make new friends while making a difference.
Field Interviewers: The Mebane Historical Society actively collects oral histories—you can help by recording the stories of those who have a first-hand account to Mebane’s past.
Education Helpers: Museums are important when it comes to out-of-the-classroom learning and volunteers can play a big part in the process. Share the sense of wonder and awe children find while attending a gallery tour by assisting with class visits and kid-friendly programs.
Collection Caregivers: Everything needs a little care in order to grow—including Museum collections. A tender touch or gentle handling is always needed with exhibit installations. Bring your kid gloves along with your helping hands.
Office Task Force: Do you live to organize? Find delight in checking off items on a to-do list? Light clerical and office help is welcomed. Get first-hand behind-the-scenes experience in non-profit management.
Multimedia Moguls: Fancy yourself a budding film maker? Interested in documenting Mebane’s past via multimedia? Opportunities to video programs, interviews, and reformat the Museum’s photo collection are ongoing.