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Review for Corinth Historical Society Inc, Corinth, ME, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Corinth Hist Soc has a beautiful 2-story museum located in the old Grange Hall, Main St, Corinth. It is open summers on Wednesdays 2pm- 7pm and certain other days as scheduled. A wide variety of displays illustrate life as it was once lived using actual artifacts. Displays include horse-draw vehicles such as the town hearse, 1st fire engine, and several farm implements. Separate rooms display a recreated one-room-schoolhouse, general store, and millinary shop . The research area contains archives of interest to the genealogist, including files on over 300 Corinth family surnames, high school yearbooks and Town Reports going back to the 1800s, cemetery listings and maps, and much more. This building is in critical need of climate control. Right now there is no heat and just one dehumidifier for 2 floors. There is also an ongoing need for adult volunteers. I have worked as a volunteer with this organization for 8 years and have had a fine time working with enthusiastic and knowledgable local historians. For additional information see www.angelfire.com/me2/corinthhistorical/ and Facebook.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Recruit double the number of volunteers; put heat in the museum.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

More acive volunteers

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I've gotten to know so many people in this comuunity! I've learned a lot about local and Maine history. I'e been able to use my background and skills in computer to make a difference. I've had the satisfaction of helping people find information on their family history.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Useful and engaged.

Role:  Volunteer & 1) treasurer, 2) museum docent, 3) archivist and researcher, 4) did presentations for school.