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This week I wanted to talk to you all about a great chance to volunteer! I most likely sound like a broken record by now, but Hometown Heritage has moved our office to the Carnegie Library Museum. As part of this move, we are trying to ensure that the Carnegie is open every day, aside from holidays, for people to tour and enjoy! In order to accomplish this goal, we need volunteers for Saturday and Sunday (I am staffing the building during the week) to keep the building open, give tours, and answer any questions people may have. Each volunteer only has one two-hour shift per month. On Saturday, there is a shift from 12 to 2 and from 2 to 4. On Sunday, there is only one shift from 1 to 3. Generally, the volunteers are asked to staff the same shift each month. For example, one volunteer has volunteered to staff the Carnegie from 12 to 2 every third Saturday of each month (excluding holidays). While this may seem like a big commitment, there are back-up volunteers and other people you can call if you sign up for a shift and when the day comes you find that you cannot make it that day.
As of this blog post, we need volunteers for both the 12 to 2 and 2 to 4 shifts on the first and second Saturday of each month, and the 1 to 3 shift on the first Sunday of each month. If you are concerned about giving tours or answering questions, we have a binder full of materials here at the Carnegie to prepare you, and two folders of tour guides that are easy to follow. We hope that some of you are interested in helping us keep the Carnegie Library Museum open so more people can enjoy the great collections and respectful restoration. If you are interested in volunteering, please call 515-465-7713 during business hours (9-5 Monday to Friday) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!
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I am happy to tell you all that the paintings from the Gary Ernest Smith Exhibition of ours that were in display in Ames have returned to Perry! If you didn't have a chance to see these paintings while they were in Ames, you can see the ones that we here in Perry! Unfortunately not all the paintings that were on display in Ames are here in Perry, as the ones we do not own have gone back to Minneapolis and California, but you can see the ones we own such as Stubble, Earth, and Snow, Midwest Farm, and Iowa Fields. Don't forget, you can also see all the people pieces that we own back here in Perry.
Also, for those who do not know, we have moved! We are now in the Carnegie Library Museum across the street from our old office, next to the Public Library. This means that the Carnegie will be open every Monday through Friday. If you haven't had a chance to see the inside of the restored building, I highly encourage you to do so! We are open the same hours as before, 9 to 5. Stop by some time and have a look at our new office!
Hello Readers and welcome back to the Hometown Heritage Blog!
Today is a short post, as we have been busy all day moving our office across the street! That's right, Hometown Heritage is now located in the Carnegie Library. We will have the same hours as we did in our old office, but now if you visit us you can also enjoy the beautiful Carnegie Library. In addition to all the services we already provide, we will also be overseeing a new Genealogy station that has been installed in the Carnegie. If you wish to contact us to get more information, you can swing by the Carnegie or call us at our new number, 515-465-7713. We hope to see you at the Library!