Frequently Asked Questions
When is the museum open?
Bremer County Historical Society Museum is open seasonally May through October.
Tuesday: 1pm - 4pm
Wednesday: 1pm - 4pm
Thursday: 1pm - 4pm
Friday: 1pm - 4:30pm
Saturday: 1pm - 4:30pm
Also by appointment.
The museum is a true Bremer County Treasure! I want to know how to support it!!
Donate using Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a member!
Visit often and bring friends!
Buy our books!
Encourage your employer to take a collection (casual day?) to benefit the museum!
Sponsor a room, a month or restoration of an artifact!
So many ways to support!
I have an old "thing" from my Great Great Grandma and want to donate it to the museum...
We have a pdf for that. It's at the bottom of the page.
I'd like to volunteer but....
Yes, we ALL have a but...
What can you do from home?
Can you locate and write up grants?
Can you research and put together a book or pamplet?
Can you scan images at high resolution?
Can you type up handwritten minutes from the early years of the society? (We use Google Docs)
What about when you are at Walmart (or shopping online)...
Pack of toilet tissue
An extra pack of bottled water
An air cleaner
How about when you are ordering from Amazon...
are you using smile.amazon? are your purchases benefiting the museum?
can you add a couple of products to your order for the museum?
Do you sell on eBay? You can automatically donate to BCHS when your item sells.
Things at the museum...
Light cleaning & dusting
Watering the plants, pulling weeds
Shovel snow (in the winter)
Inventory & Photograph Artifacts (this must be done at the museum)
Handyman/Handywoman for small maintenance jobs
Accountant/Book-keeper (eventually to take the Treasurer job)
Attorney (familiar with non-profit law would be ideal)
Someone proficient in building display cabinets
People to assist the Fundraising team, Marketing team, Events team, Education team, Membership team, Collections team, Finance team, Building team, etc.
We need a writer, someone who can create articles for print and internet posts.
We are looking for people to give video tours so we can upload them to our website.
Looking for someone who can take the video as well.
Someone willing to do IT for us
We will eventually need replacement board members. Individuals need to volunteer for a year prior to applying to be a board member. We do have term limits as well.
President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and 3-6 other members of the board
Introducing visitors to the museum and being available at the museum during your allotted time. 1pm to 4pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 1pm to 4:30pm Friday and Saturday. (We would happily increase our hours and days if we have volunteers to cover) May through October Only!
There are a ton of ways to help without being a board member or tour guide. :)
I want to Visit! When are you open & how much is admission?
We are OPEN First week of May - End of October
Our normal hours covered by volunteer staff:
Tuesday 1:00-4:00 PM
Wednesday 1:00-4:00 PM
Thursday 1:00-4:00 PM
Friday 1:00-4:30 PM
Saturday 1:00-4:30 PM
$3 ages 6-17
Under 5 are Free