Drake Well to host volunteer open house

TITUSVILLE – Drake Well Museum and Park and Friends of Drake Well will host a volunteer open house with museum educator Sarah Goodman on Thursday, March 10. This installment of the museum’s annual Petroleum Program Series, formerly the Heritage Lecture Series, will begin at 6:30 p.m. with light refreshments served at 6 p.m. Admission to this special event is free.

The volunteer open house will feature a tour of the museum building and a presentation on all that the museum has to offer to both visitors and volunteers. Drake Well Museum and Park, the birthplace of the modern oil industry, has many volunteer opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. The museum is looking for volunteers to help with various tasks throughout the museum and with its educational outreach program, the Mobile Energy Education Training Unit.

Volunteers can serve as museum greeters, docents/tour guides, curatorial assistants, special event assistants, gardeners and more. Volunteer orientation, meetings and training sessions will be held throughout the year. Volunteers will be trained in their area of interest by staff and fellow volunteers.

Drake Well Museum and Park educates, entertains and shares its unique story with over 35,000 visitors annually, including thousands of school children.

“We couldn’t offer all we do without our volunteers. Their enthusiasm and dedication are key to the museum’s success,” said Goodman.

Located off Route 8 south of Titusville, Drake Well Museum and Park is open year round.

Additional information about museum programs and special events is available at http://www.drakewell.org, by calling 827-2797, or on Facebook at Drake Well Museum and Park.