During the 8th Grade History Tour volunteer David Trebesch shared the story of Lizzie Taylor who lived at 815 Vine Street with her husband Horace Taylor, a renowned politician and diplomat. Submitted photo
During the 8th Grade History Tour volunteer David Trebesch shared the story of Lizzie Taylor who lived at 815 Vine Street with her husband Horace Taylor, a renowned politician and diplomat. Submitted photo

Submitted by Jacki Bradham, SCCHS Volunteer,

HUDSON, WI -- St. Croix County Historical Society seeks volunteers for the Annual 8th Grade Hudson History Tour on Friday, April 28, 2017. The history tour includes a walking tour for students in the morning, followed by history booths and activity at Lakefront Park in the afternoon. The annual history tour is a great opportunity to share Hudson’s history with students; however, many volunteers are needed to make this event a success.

Volunteers are needed in the morning from 8 a.m. to noon to help with the walking tour. The morning volunteers are stationed at historic houses along the route and will read a script about one of the former Hudson residents who lived in the house.

Volunteers are also needed in the afternoon for the history booths at Lakefront Park from noon to 3 p.m. These volunteers will assist with a variety of history booth activities on topics such as the river, lumber, railroad and farming. Afternoon volunteers are also needed to read scripts for the 2nd Street business history tour.

History demonstrators are also welcome. Do you have history related crafts or skills such as woodcarving, quilting, that you can share? The Historical Society seeks volunteers to present demonstrations for the history booths. The demonstrations are short 5-minute presentations that are repeated to different student groups throughout the afternoon. Simple hands-on activities work best.

The Society seeks community members to volunteer for morning or afternoon shifts. Scripts, instructions and training are provided. Volunteers are welcome and appreciated and you don’t even need to be a history buff to volunteer.

If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please contact Kim Bennewitz at 651-324-4075 or the Octagon House Museum at 715-386-2654 or octagonhousemuseum@juno.com.