Volunteers have played a significant role at the Red Mill Museum Village from its earliest days. In fact, the Museum could not have opened without their crucial volunteer contributions of time, ideas and skills. In 1987 the volunteer group decided to organize formally and the Friends of the Red Mill was born.
The Friends of the Red Mill have many faces. Some have just moved to the Clinton area. Others have been here a long time but are interested in widening their circle of friends. Many are fascinated by history and want to be part of our local legend – the Red Mill. The Friends provide such essential services as welcoming visitors to the Museum and helping out at special weekend events.
They contribute office skills, help prepare exhibitions and work to conserve the collection. Their fundraising efforts have helped to upgrade technology, provide materials for conservation and repair our historic buildings.
The Friends meet on the third Monday of the month from September to June at 10:00 a.m. Monthly meetings feature speakers and field trips and excursions are popular outings. Their yearly bus trip and luncheon always feature glimpses into history and provide a great time to get together with friends. New members are always welcome!
The Museum continues to receive volunteer support from new generations. Scout and school groups have worked on the site to renew the herb garden and vegetable gardens, paint the historic structures and repair damaged picket fences. Every summer, high school and college students work at the Museum as interns to acquire the skills necessary to pursue a passionate career preserving history.
If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer or intern, call the Museum at 908-735-4101, ext. 100 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.