|PHMC/Drake Well Museum, photo by Brenda Reigle|
And now, we bring you part 4 in our review of this year’s Volunteer of the Year honorees (part 1, part 2, part 3). We thank them all for their dedication to preserving our shared heritage and making it available and accessible to the public.
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania for many years, serving as, among other things, a board member, fundraiser, and cataloguer of historic photographs.
Somerset Historical Center, Cindy Wickham served as chairperson for Mountain Craft Days, an annual three-day event featuring more than 125 artisans and craft demonstrators.
State Museum of Pennsylvania, working as a docent in the “Life Through Time” exhibit, assisting with the installation of the annual “Art of the State” exhibit, and sharing her artistic talent with young visitors in the IdeaZone.
Washington Crossing Historic Park, Nancy Heyrich stepped in to coordinate care of the site’s sheep when budget cuts took their toll and also worked to relocate and reopen the museum store.
In addition to the volunteer of the year honoree from each site, PHMC presented the Outstanding Service Award to:
Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum as a board member, craft demonstrator and teacher, and mentor, and
Pennsylvania Lumber Museum as board member, museum store organizer, event planner, and pie baker extraordinaire.
That’s it for this year’s Volunteer of the Year awards. I can’t wait to see who we get to honor next year!