Penn State Students Volunteer at Museum

September 04, 2019 at 9:37 PM


The visiting Penn State group on Community Outreach Day.

          The DuBois Area Historical Society’s E. D. Reitz Museum was a destination on Penn State DuBois’ Community Outreach Day. On Friday, August 23, 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 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:  inventory of genealogy library items, moving some items from the museum into storage, and general cleaning.

Participating students included:

            Ally Easton of DuBois.

            Ryan Zadorecky of Brockway.

            Jeremy Irwin of Curwensville.

            Noah Bloom and Lauren Stetler of Clearfield.

            Paige Pleta of Hudson, Ohio.

            Isaac Cherico of Falls Creek.

            Ty Bender of Woodland.

            Accompanying the students was Julie Frank from the Penn State DuBois development and alumni office.

            Supervising the activities at the museum were Tom and Ginny Schott.

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


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