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Volunteer with the Chatham Historical Society

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The Chatham Historical Society is always seeking volunteers.  Flexible scheduling, no experience necessary and training provided!  Meet new people, learn about East Hampton History, serve your community and have fun too! Interested in volunteering in another way?  Just let us know and we would be happy to find a perfect fit!

 

Join Us – Get Involved

Assisting with mailings
Working in the Archives
Host or Hostess at our events
Working on or creating programs
Publicity
Landscaping
Painting
Shoveling Snow

 

Museum Docents

If you love history and meeting people, we’ve got a role for you as a volunteer docent at our monthly “Open House” from 2-4 pm on the first Sunday of the month. Docents greet museum visitors and learn a lot along t he way. It is really an education in East Hampton History for each volunteer docent, and who wouldn’t want to learn more about their own town?
Requirement: Willingness to greet people and share information about the CHS Museum exhibits and the our Clark Hill One-Room School House.

Preserving Oral History:
Oral history interviews are conducted of longtime East Hampton residents.

Hours:
Whatever time you have available.
(Each interview lasts at least an hour.)

Requirements: An interest and ability to talk with people.
Transcriptions are needed of already recorded interviews.

Help with Special Events

Fundraising events, Historic House Tours, and other activities require the assistance of many different kinds of volunteers. Some examples: serving food and beverages, welcoming guests, collecting tickets, poster distribution, set up and clean up.

Hours: Whatever time you have available
(in conjunction with event date)

Requirements: Ability to work with Fundraising Committee and/or Programs and Outreach Committee.

 

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Alice Conklin Bevin
Alice Conklin Bevin

December 21, 2019 In The East Hampton Community Room at 1:00Debbie Day and Carol Morris of the Chatham Historical Society will give a presentation on the life and works of local artist Alice Conklin Bevin. They will also discuss Historian Carl Price's two books:...

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Strong’s Pavilion
Strong’s Pavilion

It All Began With Guy StrongIn 1885 Guy Strong bought one plus acres from Lyman Oliver Wells.  Strong was a trapper, a guide to hunters and a fisherman, well known in Connecticut.  He started a boating and fishing camp. By 1900 Guy had a building with supplies plus an...

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Fall History Festival 2019
Fall History Festival 2019

Fall History Festival Sunday, October 6th from 12-3pm This Years Fall History Festival will be Honoring The Bevin Bell Co. loacted in East Hampton, CT Celebrating 187 Years   PHOTO CAPTION- The 7th Annual "Chatham History Festival" will honor The Bevin Bell Co....

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Welcome to the Official East Hampton, CT Historical Society Website. This site intends to provide information to the public about the Chatham Historical Society’s upcoming Calendar Events and Programs with the purpose of bringing together people interested in the History of Cobalt, Middle Haddam, and East Hampton, Connecticut.

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