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Interested in being a Volunteer? We are especially eager to have volunteers for our ARCHIVES Committee.

Fill out our Volunteer Interest Form to Inquire.

Current Volunteers

  • Bonnie Carlin – clothing expert
  • Elizabeth DiRisio – specialist in media restoration, Facebook administrator, amateur historian
  • Kathleen Mooney – web design, webmaster, blog editor
  • Sue Pepicelli – digitizing & cataloging obits from the New Wilmington Globe, preparing donation session sheets
  • Ed Petrus – anything & everything
  • Jean Speight – educational programming
  • Dan Wellman – Shenango pottery records organizer

Our Newest Volunteers – welcome

  • Elaine Chambers: legal documents specialist
  • Denise Guthery: historic architecture photographer and researcher
  • John Hudson: digitization specialist and photographer
  • Jamie Jones: industrial specialist
  • Leah Widmeyer: generalist
  • Sally Henzel: museum specialist
  • Mary Ann Henley: historic interior design specialist

The Work of our Volunteers

The Lawrence County Historical Society is a tax exempt, charitable 501(c)(3) organization. We are largely a volunteer (one part time paid administrator) nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and display of the heritage of all the citizens of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. We appreciate your support and interest.

The services we provide are quite varied and wide reaching. Here’s a sample of some of the valuable tasks our volunteers fulfill:

  • sort and archive “found” objects in our attic
  • sort and catalog donations
  • help visitors from out of town research their ancestors
  • set up displays in the museum
  • scan and digitize our voluminous photo collection
  • post historical information to our Facebook page
  • write quarterly newsletters to the members
  • sponsor free lectures and demonstrations to the community
  • free ice cream and cake on Fireworks Weekend (July)
  • write articles and books
  • administer and run the office
  • prepare the museum/mansion for weddings or special parties
  • design, manage and update our website

Lawrence County Historical Society • a volunteer nonprofit organization!