Committees & Volunteer Opportunities

Building and Properties Committee

The Building and Properties Committee invites members of the community to join board members in collaborating on a range of projects including restoration of The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, building of an Interpretive Center, arranging for the installation of an off-street parking area, and managing the maintenance and beautification of the grounds of The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence Campus. No experience necessary. A creative, imaginative and enthusiastic spirit are assets to bring to this committee.

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Conference Committee

The LibertyCon Planning Team meets monthly to plan and implement the yearlong Public History Presentation Series that is one of the major initiatives of Underground Railroad Education Center. The team works collaboratively on all elements of the planning and implementation. Team members select a particular focus area for which they would like to be responsible, collaborating with committee members to accomplish designated tasks related to the program’s development. Planning components include topic selection, presenter arrangements, sponsor and raffle arrangements, marketing, technology, and participant follow-up.

The LibertyCon Planning Team meets virtually on the first Monday of each month. Meeting information is located on the website Events Calendar.

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Collections Committee

The Collections Committee meets monthly and plans and implements International Archeology Day, tracks temperature and humidity in The Myers Residence, manages the archive and artifact collections, is setting up a virtual database of hundreds of period appropriate artifacts that contribute to a fuller understanding of the daily lived experiences of Stephen and Harriet Myers and their colleagues, and arranges exhibits in public spaces as well as at The Myers Residence. A great way to put a variety of skills to work in a fun environment. Appropriate for teens, college students, and adults.

New committee members are most welcome. The Collections Committee meets virtually on the second Thursday of each month from 5:30pm-7pm. Post-COVID meetings will resume at The Myers Residence.

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Program and Fundraising Committee

 

The Program and Fundraising Committee invites community members to join with board members in planning and implementing a variety of programs throughout the year that support the mission and vision of Underground Railroad Education Center. Working collaboratively with the Communications Committee, the Program / Fundraising Committee manages July 4th Oration, Theatrical Presentations, We Remember: Veterans of Color, Membership Campaign and Thank You Event, Donor Thank You Event, Open Mic Coffee House and more. Bring your creative ideas and skills to this energetic and energizing committee!

Contact us for details on meeting dates and time. During COVID all meetings are held virtually. Post-COVID we will resume meeting at The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence. Electronic participation in meetings is regularly arranged for those interested in participating but unable to attend in-person.

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