Recently your CCHS board officers have met with several Champaign County organizations - the Chamber of Commerce and the YMCA to name two - with the idea of “partnering” for the common good. And in the weeks to come we shall explore additional such partnerships.
Moreover, to ensure that all township residents are aware of our efforts we have created a Community Outreach Committee. This Committee seeks to identify and recruit individuals from each township and village to become Township Advocates. TA’s will assist in communicating CCHS events, programs, membership drives, fundraising, requests for artifacts, photos, documents, etc. to their respective neighborhoods.
And we are proud to announce that in addition to Mondays and Tuesdays the museum will soon be open on Sunday afternoons from 1:00 - 5:00 pm. The first Sunday opening will be April 29, 2018.
However, in preparation for this move there is work to be done. We need existing or new members to serve as volunteer docents. To that end we shall be holding one-hour docent training sessions on the following Mondays: April 2, 9, 16, and 23 at 2:00 pm.
Members who would like to become docents or to volunteer in other capacities, perhaps as greeters, are encouraged to contact us by phone (653-6721) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Dan Walter
Champaign County Historical Society Board President