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January 9, 2014

Pella Historical Museum volunteers give all year

PELLA — Tis’ the Season to give unto others, but this group of volunteers doesn’t just give during the holiday season. The Pella Historical Museum Volunteers give all year long as they give their time to enrich lives and educate visitors and community residents on our Dutch-American traditions, culture and history.

Pella Historical Museum’s volunteers were honored for all of their dedication and loyalty to the Museum on December 10, 2013 with a late afternoon appreciation coffee time. As many of them reminisced about visitors that have come and gone, they also talked about their passion for preserving Pella’s Dutch-American Heritage.

There are 77 regular volunteers who serve as hosts, hostesses, mill guides or millers. More than 300 volunteers work throughout the year for special events like Tulip Time, Kermis, Fall Festival, Christmas decorating and Sinterklaas. The volunteers at Pella Historical Museum have served more than 13,000 hours in 2013.

“We are so honored to have the type of volunteers who are willing to go the extra mile, who are so punctual and ready to go, who love serving others and who hunger for new information to best meet the needs of our visitors,” commented Kathy Miller, Executive Director.

Being a volunteer at the Pella Historical Museum is much more than just being on time, it’s about investing your heart, heritage and beliefs in the importance of sharing Pella’s history. If you are interested in preserving and sharing Pella’s history, stop by the Historical Museum and visit with the staff (or one of the volunteers) for more information about becoming a volunteer. 

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