Visitor Information



There are many ways to share your talents at the
Joel Lane Museum House.

We have openings for many types of volunteers who can work either week days or on Saturday afternoons. The jobs include office assistants, tour guides, hands-on history presenters, gardeners, distributors of flyers, and those who can sew or even wash and iron costumes! At special events, we need all kinds of assistance from setting up and taking down tables, chairs, and tents, greeting and counting visitors, to serving punch and selling items from the gift shop.

Hands-on History Assistant — take exciting new programs into the schools with seasoned volunteers. On-call basis, depending on times requested by schools.

Hands-on History Presenter — learn a short script that keeps the children and adults captivated as they touch the items you present either during the week in schools or on weekends at special events.

Tour Assistant — assist docents with group tours; no need to learn a script. Needed for school tours.

Docent — learn a script and lead tours during school hours

Green Thumb (Garden Assistant) — on Saturdays or weekdays to be determined with Garden Chairmen

Office Assistant — tell us a time that works for you!

Costumer — hand sew costumes, aprons, etc

Grant Writing Assistant — HELP us obtain more funding!!

Publicity Assistant — Distribute flyers to area museums and other public sites

Special Events Assistant — Assist with off-site weekend events at other historic sites in the JLMH booth selling our merchandise or presenting hands-on history.

Don’t see something you’d like to do? Give us a call or drop us a line. We are small enough to consider what you’d like to propose.

What visitors say

Thank you so much for letting our IB Human Geography class come tour the Joel Lane house. I really enjoyed learning about how high-class people lived back them. I was surprised to hear that they were always working and had no time to themselves. I was also shocked at the size of the beds. They were so small! You two really played good parts and made me feel like I was really back in those times.