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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- West Springfield, MA January 12, 2011
STORROWTON VILLAGE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS
FOR SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Eastern States Exposition’s Storrowton Village Museum is seeking volunteers interested in discovering the rich heritage of New England and sharing that knowledge during school programs held throughout the year.
Volunteers will guide and help children learn what life was like for youngsters in the 19th century through Look Back, Little Red Schoolhouse and Today’s Math in Yesterday’s Market – all held in the Village’s historic buildings.
Dressed in Early American-inspired apparel, Village volunteers will give students a glimpse of New England’s past while sharing information on the roles of 19th century children in New England. Volunteers will gain a wealth of knowledge about crafts, food and daily life of the era and will dress in a provided period costume to authenticate the experience.
Prospective volunteers must be available weekdays and training sessions begin January 24.
Each year, a recognition luncheon is held for those volunteers who have donated more than 75 hours of service during the year.
Volunteers often find the friendships they make with people who share a common interest the most memorable part of their commitment to this important Village experience.
Those interested may call the Village at 413-205-5051 or email storrow@TheBigE.com for more information.
Storrowton Village Museum, an educational arm of Eastern States Exposition and located on its grounds in West Springfield, Mass., presents hands-on school programs and guided tours of its historic buildings throughout the year as well as seasonal 19th century-themed events. It is the site of Storrowton Tavern/Carriage House and Storrowton Village Museum Gift Shop and is a picturesque, popular site for weddings held in its Meetinghouse and Gazebo.