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Lincoln New Salem Looking for Volunteers

PETERSBURG, Ill. – Lincoln’s New Salem is offering everyone a chance to help bring the Abraham Lincoln story to life by volunteering, whether it’s wearing period clothing, staffing the Visitor Center or helping with special events.
Several opportunities to find out more about becoming a volunteer at the historic site are coming up soon. Potential volunteers can attend any one of the sessions.
They’ll be held in Springfield at the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency’s main office (313 South Sixth Street) on March 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. and again on April 2 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Sessions will also be held at the site itself on March 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. and on April 1 from 1:30 to 3:30pm.
The information sessions will explore volunteer opportunities at the site as well as expectations and benefits. Registration is encouraged, but not required.
Anyone who wants to proceed with becoming a volunteer will be required to attend a training series in April at the site. Volunteers can choose between attending three Thursday evenings (April 6, 13 and 20 from 6 to 9 p.m.) or two Saturdays (April 8 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
For more information, visit www.lincolnsnewsalem.com and look for the “volunteering” tab.

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