Thursday, September 12, 2013

Volunteer opportunities available at the Oshkosh Public Museum

[Oshkosh, WI – September 12, 2013] – There are a lot of things happening at the Oshkosh Public Museum this fall, from spine tingling guided tours to special activities and events for everyone to enjoy. The Museum is casting for a good team of volunteers to act in a variety of positions.

Spooky Tours invades the Museum hallways throughout the month of October. For 13 lucky nights, visitors will hear some true chilling tales of strange sightings, horrible deaths and the supernatural from Oshkosh’s past. Storytellers relate these stories in a dramatic fashion to fully capture the essence of the story and engage with the visitors. Tour Leaders are needed to lead groups to the six storytelling locations within the Museum while sharing tidbits of information and setting the stage for the stories they are about to hear. Tours are offered from 6:30-8:00 PM each Thursday, Friday and Saturday night October 3-31.

Deck the Halls, a new holiday experience at the Museum from November 12-January 12, will feature several special activities, events and exhibits, including a unique Christmas Village and Museum Train exhibit. Volunteers are being recruited to become a Sawyer domestic servant and greet visitors during the exhibit in the following areas: Storytellers, Craft & Entertainment, Food Demonstration Assistant, Parlor Games, Gallery Docent and Candy Cane Café.

If you are interested in volunteering for one of these positions at the Museum, contact Karla Szekeres at (920) 236-5763 or Applications are accepted through the City of Oshkosh web site at Click on Volunteer Opportunities, select the Museum and click on the Apply link.

The Oshkosh Public Museum, located at 1331 Algoma Boulevard, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM-4:30 PM and Sunday from 1-4:30 PM. For more information on how you can become a Museum Volunteer or Member, or to learn more about upcoming programs and exciting exhibits, visit, call (920) 236-5799 or email
About the Oshkosh Public Museum
The Oshkosh Public Museum is a regional history museum that provides a unique and close-to-home recreational and educational experience for the nearly 600,000 residents of Wisconsin’s Lake Winnebago region. Housed in the historic 1908 Sawyer Home, the Museum cares for approximately 250,000 artifacts and historical documents representing all aspects of Oshkosh’s people and heritage. Founded in 1924, the city-run Museum is the second oldest public museum in the state of Wisconsin and is accredited by the American Association of Museums. The Oshkosh Public Museum is dedicated to excellence in preservation of historical collections; interactively communicating the story of Oshkosh through well-researched, quality exhibitions, programs and publications; and engaging guests in ways that inspire discovery. The Museum is located at 1331 Algoma Boulevard. For admission, hours and more information on the Oshkosh Public Museum, call (920) 236-5799 or visit


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