Keweenaw County Historical Society

Caretakers of the past, stewards of the future


Become a KCHS Volunteer

We Need You !
The Keweenaw County Historical Society, KCHS, is a volunteer organization. We have no paid staff but we do reward our volunteers with an annual Volunteer Appreciation Party. Our success is almost entirely attributable to the men and women who volunteer their talents and time in the interest of preserving and sharing the exciting history of the Keweenaw. Some of our volunteers are permanent residents of the area, but many are seasonal residents and vacationers. All are captivated by the richness and diversity of the Copper Country history and enjoy joining with others who share their historical interest. We find being a Society volunteer to be a great opportunity to both learn more about our history as well as taking pleasure in the knowledge that we are engaged in something of great worth. Please join us!

Our volunteer opportunities

We have many different ways in which you can serve the KCHS and enjoy bringing the history of the Keweenaw to others:

  • Volunteering for duty in the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse complex, the Gay School Museum,  the Central Mine Visitors Center, and/or the Eagle River Museum to greet visitors and assist in their tour of the site or museum.
  • Assisting in developing and the offering of our Adventures in History workshops for students and adults.
  • Helping with exhibit development. museum management, and building and site operation and maintenance.
  • Writing articles for our newsletter, The Superior Signal, or serving as a reporter or photographer for that publication or our web site.
  • Assisting with fund-raising and grant sourcing and grant application writing.
  • Serving on one of the Society’s several museum, site and special project committees.

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer in any capacity, or want to learn more about what’s involved, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Ginny Schubert-
Phone: (906) 289 4607
Email: gischub@pasty.net
or contact any Society officer or trustee.

ALL KCHS buildings will NOT open in 2020 AND all public events are CANCELED for 2020

Based upon the recommendations of various well-documented public health, government and organizational sources, at the May 21, 2020 Keweenaw County Historical Society Board Meeting it was decided that the Keweenaw County Historical Society not staff any facilities or open any buildings in the summer of 2020 in light of the risk of the spread of the Covid-19 virus. It is further the stance of KCHS that the organization does not want to be in a position where we, as an organization, inadvertently spread this virus to visitors or to our volunteers at KCHS facilities/activities in the U.P.

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