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Volunteer Open House


March 10th, 2024
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Registration Required by emailing bkwilsonhistory@yahoo.com

Without volunteers we wouldn't exist. Every job from docent to membership recruiter, to property manager is a volunteer position, so we need lots of people with lots of different talents. If you've ever been interested in learning more about what volunteering with the historical society means, come spend an afternoon exploring the many ways you can help.

Weather permitting, we'll have a fire going and refreshments available, while you mingle with our President, Vice President, Head Docent, and Volunteer Recruiter.

Reservations Required: Please email bkwilsonhistory@yahoo.com with your name, cell number, and age (for students - middle or high school), and indicate if there is a particular position you are interested in or just indicate "open to opportunities". Students should copy in a parent and provide the parents name and phone number.

Current openings can be found on the Newtown Nonprofit Council Volunteer Portal: https://newtownnc.galaxydigital.com/ However, if there is not a position that interests you, still reach out. We can find a place for you.


Irish Immigrant's Experience Lecture Given by Mark Albertson


March 17th, 2024
2:00 pm
C.H. Booth Library

In keeping with the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, please join us for a lecture by Mark Albertson. Mark will give a brief but comprehensive introspective on the Irish experience in early America. An overview of the role of Irish immigrants in the development of the United States’ socio-political history, highlighting the iconic moments considered fundamental to the modern American identity.

This is a free event open to the public, but donations are accepted and appreciated in order to continue offering events like this.

Refreshments will be served.


Open House & Hearth Cooking Demonstration


March 24th, 2024
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Matthew Curtiss House Museum

Join us for the first open house of the season and meet Becky Hendricks who will be conducting a hearth cooking demonstration in the keeping room. Docents will also be available for tours of the Matthew Curtiss House.

This is a free public event, but donations are appreciated and accepted in order to continue offering events such as this.