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Lincoln Park, Museum looking for volunteers

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 The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park and the Lincoln Museum are looking for volunteers to assist with day-to-day operations. 

The Park needs volunteers to staff the information desk, answer visitor’s questions, and greet and orient visitors to the park.

A meeting will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park Visitors Center for those interested in volunteering.

“The establishment of our park’s Volunteer Corps is something that we have been thinking about developing for some time now,” said Park Superintendent Bill Justice. “We are looking for any individual who would like to give of their time; it can be one day a month, four hours every other week or more depending on your schedule. We are really excited about establishing this essential corps of volunteers and the important role of welcoming our visitors that they will help us fill.”

Park volunteers may also staff the Memorial Building, provide tours to the visiting public and assist with special events.

Individuals will have the option of volunteering at the Museum.

The Museum tells the story of Lincoln’s life beyond his first seven years spent in Kentucky. Volunteers will relate various stories of Lincoln’s life to visitors, from his time spent as a shopkeeper, circuit lawyer and politician as well as the years he spent as our 16th President.  

 “The Lincoln Museum was founded on the efforts of volunteers and continues to depend on their services for many activities including group tours and special events,” said Iris LaRue, museum director. “Our volunteers help us meet the needs of our many visitors.”

For information, call the park at 358-3137or visit www.nps.gov/abli.