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The History Center is always looking for volunteers and interns to help us carry our mission forward. Internships are available for High School and College students in the areas of Education, Visitor Services, Research, Collections Management, Marketing/Communications and Development. 
For more information please contact the appropriate department:

Carole West, 607 273-8284 ext. 3 or

Research Library:
Donna Eschenbrenner, 607 273 8284 x 4 or

Development, Marketing & Communications: 
Rod Howe, 607 273 8284 X5 or

Schoolmarms Wanted: Become A Teacher at The Eight Square Schoolhouse

Take some local history, a landmark building, a flair for the dramatic and a roomful of kids – mix well and you will have an unforgettable trip to the past. The History Center is looking for teachers at our 1827 schoolhouse on Hanshaw Road in Dryden. In the spring and fall, area 4th grade and home school children spend a day immersed in rural one-room school education of over a century ago via our Living History program. If you are interested in becoming part of our unique teaching team, please call program director Carole West at 607 273 8284 X 3.

Visitor Services Volunteers

The Visitors Services Department is looking for volunteers who like being in contact with the public, and willing to cover for basic museum operations such as welcoming and orientating visitors, receiving payments and answering the phone. Volunteers would be needed for 5 to 20 hours per week on museum open days (Tues., Thurs, Sat. 11am to 5pm).
If interested please call 607 273 8284 x0 or email

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