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House Cleaning: We need workers to clean each of our buildings twice a year (in May and October). This includes scrubbing floors, washing windows, dusting, sweeping cobwebs down from the ceiling and walls, etc. Volunteers to commit to a 2 hour seasonal shift at the park.
Garden Volunteering: Workers are needed to help plan, plant, weed, mulch and maintain the garden areas around the historic buildings
and the Liberty Pole Triangle. Natural and common plantings for the era will be sought. Volunteers to commit to a 2 hour seasonal shift at the park.
Advertising: A group of talented writers are needed to create brochures for each of the buildings. These brochures to be placed in each of the buildings and with the Chamber of Commerce.
ering at the Sauk City Historic Park - What can I do?
House Docent: Conduct public tours of the Hahn House and the Fire Station for adult-guided, self-guided and school groups. Docents must complete the training course on the history of the buildings. It is a paid position for the summer only.
Fourth Grade Tours: (Indian Pioneer Days in mid October) Conduct tours of the Hahn House to introduce the fourth grade student to the story and history of the Hahn family and how their story fit into the history of Wisconsin and life in the 1800’s and the establishment of the Fire Station in 1854.
Hospitality: Act as host of social functions, special events, lectures and meetings. Assist in serving refreshments.
Outreach Community Services: Speakers Bureau - Bring information to organizations such as service clubs, Chamber of Commerce, senior groups, and other interested businesses regarding Sauk City cultural heritage. Information is also provided on events and opportunities available to the general public.
Fundraising Activities: Planning and organizing money making activities, such as, Brat stands, Auctions, Rummage Sales, Bake Sales, Plant Sales, etc. to raise money for various improvements to
the buildings and their grounds.
Building Maintenance: Can you use a paint brush or swing a hammer? We need workers who can paint railings, siding, window trim, etc. to keep our buildings looking good. If you can handle a hammer we can use you too! The porches and railings need to be repaired and anchored down. There are other small carpentry projects.
Communications: Writing periodic newspaper articles are for the purpose of promoting the Hahn House and the Fire Station, donations and new membership. These articles are to be placed in the two village papers sharing some bit of history from information already recorded in books or from stories sought out and recorded as told by our own citizenry who still remember the stories. These articles will also inform the public what we are doing , who has made a donation (only with their permission to advertise their name and the donation made)and to ask the public for anything we may still need for furnishing the buildings. The purpose is to get the people involved and to MAKE HISTORY COME ALIVE!
Volunteer Responsibilities: All volunteers must be members of the Friends of Historic Preservation and undergo an orientation of the building histories. The number of shifts and shift hours required of committee members varies depending on the committee. Committee members are required to secure their own replacement in the event they cannot perform their shift. If they cannot find a replacement they must call their chairperson.