Penn State Students Volunteer At Museum

August 21, 2015 at 9:31 PM


Front from left:  Rachel Duke, Nicole Marchiori, Stephanie Bednez, and Kaelyn Gruver. Second row from left:  Braden States, Ryan Blochberger, and Chanice Britten. Standing from left:  Chelby Sherwood, Taylor Janturen, Tawnya Cordwell, and Julie Frank.

            For a fifth consecutive year the DuBois Area Historical Society’s E. D. Reitz Museum was a destination on Penn State DuBois’ Community Outreach Day. On Friday, August 21, incoming freshmen along with faculty and staff group leaders participate in the event, which is a part of new student orientation.

            Once at the Society, they were given a tour of the museum and a brief presentation on DuBois history and its links to the Penn State DuBois campus; and a presentation on the value of volunteering in the community.

            After that they broke into smaller groups and provided volunteer help on a number of projects including:  painting, general cleaning both indoors and outdoors, and preparation of post card packets.

            The participating students included:

            Stephanie Bednez of Falls Creek.

            Ryan Blochberger of Brookville.

            Rachel Duke of Clearfield.

            Kaelyn Gruver of New Bethlehem.

            Chanice Britten and Nicole Marchiori of Brockway.

            Chelby Sherwood and Braden States of DuBois.

            Accompanying the students were Julie Frank from the Penn State DuBois development and alumni office; and student leaders Tawnya Cordell of Reynoldsville and Taylor Janturen of DuBois.

            Supervising the activities at the museum by Tom Rubritz, and Tom and Ginny Schott.

            “We truly appreciate the efforts of these young people when they visit us each year,” said Tom Schott, the Society’s 2nd Vice President. “The historical society is operated entirely by volunteers and we appreciate all help and the opportunity to pass along our passion for history to others.”


Painting the back of the museum.


Cleaning the outside display windows.


Tom Schott gives a brief outline of DuBois to the students (above and below).


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