Lending a hand

Lending a hand

As the guardians of the city’s history, the Rossland Museum is also sending out a call for help.

With the museum set to embark on a new course in their evolution as the guardians of the city’s history, the institution is also sending out a call for help.

The Rossland Historical Museum, through the City of Rossland, has engaged a museum consultant to re-envision and re-purpose the museum, its space and the collection.

But Rossland Museum and Archives Association president Libby Martin has also asked the community to lend a hand as a volunteer for the venerable facility.

The association is looking to increase their pool of volunteers, she said.

“We really do need more volunteers than we do have at the moment,” said Martin, although she could not say how many that was.

The museum is looking to increase its reach in the community, she said, and expand their programming, and it needs the willing hands to accomplish it.

An example is the museum is looking at adding an education program and it needs docents, or volunteers who work in a museum to answer questions.

And once the expansion takes place, it will need a few more paid “volunteers” up front. And new volunteer positions are looking to be created, Martin explained.

Currently, the museum relies upon the Friends of the Museum, a very loose knit organization that supplies the bodies for the museum’s events, or the elbow grease to change exhibits around.

“But many of the volunteers are retired and they go away at times,” Martin said. “They help when they are here.”

For those who would like to volunteer, contact the museum at rosslandmuseum@netidea.com, or phone (888) 448-7444 or 362-7722.