HELP! Will you spend some time to help the Calvert County Historical Society? Our activities are expanding to meet growing needs, but we really need you to help us create a dynamic CCHS to meet these requests.
WE WANT YOU! Do you think you have nothing to offer? Well, think again! We have many projects to meet a variety of interests and talents.
_ You can spend as many or as few hours as you wish.
_ One-time and longterm opportunities are available.
_ You can spend time at Linden, or you can work from your own home.
_ Some projects lend themselves to using computers, while others don’t.
YOU! could become involved with one of these efforts, or a different one that you think would be interesting and would like to explore.
_ Creating an index for runaway slave ads or Freedmen’s Bureau correspondence.
_ Transcribing the runaway slave ads or Freedmen’s Bureau correspondence.
_ Creating an index for what’s in each of our nearly 750 family files – or __ historic home files – or __ subject files. This would be a great multiple volunteer project and would help researchers as well as CCHS staff.
_ Transcribing various correspondence, such as letters concerning families and property. Transcribing could take the form of hand writing files so that another volunteer could type them or typing them directly from the original format.
_ Helping locate and typing articles for the newsletter. Did you notice this one’s late and also a two-month combined newsletter? You could help the newsletter get published on time.
_ Researching a specific element of Calvert County history and adding it to the Archives collection, publishing it in the annual Calvert Historian, or turning it into a book!
_ Scanning photographs to create digitized images and indexing them for easy retrieval ! Being a guest speaker at our Third-Thursday Brown Bag lunch – share your stories about growing up in the County, or discuss some element of Calvert life.
_ Conducting a workshop on some topic related to Calvert County, how to research or how to interpret what resources you find, for instance.
_ Helping identify, design and execute programs at Linden. This could be a photographic display or one featuring local authors or artists. Or perhaps a musical program might be of interest.
_ Helping plan and implement a public relations plan for CCHS to help introduce the Society to the public.
_ Identifying which records should be shared online and developing an effective, safeguarded method for doing so.
_ Creating a vision for updating the gift shop and identifying merchandise that represents Calvert’s rich history while transforming the gift shop into that gotta go-there place.
_ Creating and delivering “living history” programs by incorporating Linden’s newly rehabilitated outbuildings.
_ Identifying opportunities for, and developing fundraising efforts.
OPPORTUNITIES for volunteering are endless. Won’t you please take a few moments today to contact Leila Boyer to discuss your ideas, your desires and your availability? We’ll be glad you did, and we’re sure that you will be, too! Leila can be reached at 410.535.2452 or email@example.com. If you’d like to stop by Linden and talk with her, please call ahead of time to make sure she’ll be in the office!
Calvert Historical Societies Staff and Board