Heritage Museum of Newaygo County

Our mission To collect, preserve, and share Newaygo County history.
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Archaeology Dig

Transport of students, tools, assist with dig, clean-up, exhibit prep, open house, etc.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Event support, Outdoor
  • On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Other Skills

Speaker, fiber arts, metal/wood craft, graphic/exhibit design, etc.).
  • One-time, Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Corporate Teams
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • Skilled
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Greeters

Welcome and assist guests, merchandise sales, explore local history between guests, etc.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Events

Assist with planning and execution of expo booths, parades, open houses, speaker series, etc.
  • Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Event support
  • None, On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Collections Assistant

MS Office, data entry, scan/copy, clean, pack, photograph, inventory & transport artifacts, etc.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work, Indoor
  • On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Custodial

Dust, clean glass, vacuum, sweep, mop, floors, etc.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Indoor
  • None, On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Interviewer

Record oral histories of local elders and others.
  • Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • None, On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Field Trips/Summer Programs/Expos

Leading, or assisting with kids’ activities & games, prep, clean-up, etc.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Event support, Indoor, Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Research Assistant

Scan, copy, file, index, internet searches, exhibit research, assist guests, MS Office, etc.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work, Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Handy Person

Minor repairs, maintenance, exhibit construction, artifact transport, etc.
  • Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • None, Skilled
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Office Assistant

Clerical, scheduling, data collection, etc. MS Office skills preferred. Able to work unsupervised and attentive to detail.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work, Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends
How you help Fulfillment of our mission is dependent on the assistance of capable and supportive volunteers.
About us The Heritage Museum of Newaygo County is a community history project whose mission is to collect, preserve, and share Newaygo County’s history. The HMNC is supported by individual contributions, in-kind support, the generosity of local business people, the Fremont Area Community Foundation, The Gerber Foundation, The Arthur and Virginia Nelsen InFaith Community Foundation, Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, and, of course, our Guests and Volunteers!
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