On Thursday, April 13, Drake Well Museum and Park
and Friends of Drake Well, Inc. will host a volunteer
recruitment open house. The event will start at 6:00
p.m. and is open to anyone interested in volunteering
at the museum.
Drake Well Museum and Park, birthplace of the modern
petroleum industry, has many interesting and rewarding
volunteer opportunities for people of all ages and
abilities. Volunteers can serve as museum greeters,
docents/tour guides, curatorial assistants, special event
assistants, gardeners and more. Open house attendees
will have the opportunity to speak with museum staff
about their volunteer interests.
The museum holds volunteer orientation, meetings and training sessions on the last Thursday of each month and at other times throughout the year. Volunteers will be trained in their area of interest by staff and fellow volunteers.
Drake Well Museum and Park educates, entertains and shares its unique story with nearly 40,000 visitors annually, including thousands of school children who visit during the school year.
“We couldn’t offer the public all that we do without our volunteers. Their enthusiasm and dedication drive the museum’s success,” said Sarah Goodman, Museum Educator.
Located off Route 8 south of Titusville, Drake Well Museum and Park is open year round. Spring/Summer hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m. Drake Well Museum and Park is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in partnership with Friends of Drake Well, Inc. and is part of the Pennsylvania Trails of History® (www.PATrailsofHistory.com).
For more information about the museum’s volunteer program, visit www.drakewell.org, call (814) 827-2797, or find us on Facebook at Drake Well Museum and Park.