Volunteer Areas

Ways You Can Participate!

Volunteers help in many, many ways at the museum. Here is a list of how you may want to assist us in providing history education and preservation to our community.

Living History Volunteers
Join this elite group of volunteers who belong to our Living History Society, these volunteers bring history alive by dressing in period clothing and interpreting life as it was in the late 1800s and early 1900s. In addition to our adult program, we also have a Jr. Interpreter program for children…

Junior Interpreter Program
This unique program is geared for ages 10 –18. Juniors age 17-18 are welcome to attend our Living History Society meeting with the adult volunteers as well. This program is an excellent opportunity to discover the past while helping in the present.

Many opportunities are available for program participants, from working in the heritage gardens, helping at our many special events, to becoming a Jr. Summer Camp counselor. During special events, Junior Interpreters help bring the Victorian Village to life by costumed interaction as Village youth. Junior Interpreters will have opportunities to dress in Civil War era clothing during our Civil War Hands-On History School Days program in May, 1900 era clothing during our summer and fall special events and 1940’s era clothing for our World War II Days event in late September. Whether you’re interested in acting or history this is a great way to become involved.

The first meeting of the season is March 12, 2016 at 10 a.m. New participants will need to attend a mandetory interview on February 27, 2016. Please email Holly at midwayjunior@gmail.com with any questions. During this first meeting, all juniors will fill out an application. Parents must attend this first meeting. There is also a fee for each applicant, which goes towards costuming and supplies.

The 2016 will be added in early Spring.  Check back for the dates.

Operations Support
Volunteers are always needed to help with special projects such as data entry, sewing, preparing supplies, delivering posters, or assisting Marketing with surveys or manning information booths.

Special Events
Provide support at special events. Duties include greeting visitors, selling tickets, and assisting at the Front Desk during events.

Village Beautification
Help with landscaping, decorating the village, or help our Garden Historian maintain our beautiful gardens.

Wednesday Volunteers
Join us on Wednesday mornings for a brief meeting, followed by a morning work session in our Collections Dept, Textiles Department, or Workshop.

Apply online or download our Volunteer Application »

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Take I-90 to the State St / US-20 Business (Clock Tower) Exit. Take the ramp toward Rockford. Stay straight to go onto US-20 E State St. Turn RIGHT onto STATE ST. Turn RIGHT onto PERRYVILLE RD. Turn LEFT onto GUILFORD RD. Turn left into the museum driveway.

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Midway Village Museum
6799 Guilford Road
Rockford IL 61107

P 815-397-9112
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