Volunteers and Donations
Be a part of a vibrant future and the continued educational and cultural enrichment of our community by supporting the Kenosha Public Museums. Your contributions, whether large or small, ensure a strong foundation for all three Kenosha Public Museums.
Call the development coordinator at 262-653-4428 for more information.
Cash and Other Donations
Cash gifts of any amount directly support exhibit enhancements and new exhibitions. Gifts of securities and stocks are also welcome. Call the development coordinator at 262-653-4428.
Estate Gifts and Bequests
An estate gift ensures the future of the Kenosha Public Museum for generations to come and leaves a personal legacy which enriches the Kenosha community. Call the development coordinator at 262-653-4428.
Over 95 percent of the Kenosha Public Museums' current collections have been donated to the Museums by individual collectors. You may have a treasure that you would like to share. Call the curator of collections at 262-653-4439.
Here are a few ways you can support the Kenosha Public Museums.
Buy a Jubilee Brick
The Jubilee Anniversary Terrace is prominently situated on First Avenue south of the Museum entrance. It will be a gathering place for Museum visitors and students. Your donation goes directly back to the Museum to support exhibits and educational programs.
> Jubilee Brick Form
Buy a Commemorative Brick
Honor a veteran or soldier by adding his or her name to the Veterans Memorial Terrace at the Civil War Museum, adjacent to the Veterans Memorial Gallery. Each brick is 4x8 inches and can be purchased for $200.
> Commemorative Brick Form
Buy a Boulder
Your name, or that of someone special, can become a lasting part of the Kenosha Public Museum simply by making a gift of $100 to $499. Select a specific boulder in the Museum's Glacial Till Wall, and it will be recorded on a unique computer monitor display.
> Donation Form
Have a Name Etched on a Glass Tile
Contribute $500 or more and your name, family's name or the name of someone special will be etched on a glass tile on the Museum's recognition wall in the Friends Gallery. Tile sizes are commensurate with the contribution amount.
> Donation Form
Share in the excitement of welcoming and educating visitors to the Kenosha Public Museums. Volunteering at the Museums is an opportunity to learn, share and experience the art, history and culture of the Museums. Much of our strength lies in the dedication of Kenosha Public Museums volunteers.
Welcome and orient individuals and groups visiting the Museum. Answer questions about Museum exhibits, events, and facility amenities. Check wristbands of visitors entering The Fiery Trial exhibit. Greeters are asked to help during a 2-3 hour shift two times per month.
Other opportunities are available, too, depending on your interests.
Greeters: Greeters explain Museums' exhibits, programs and services. Greeters also orient groups that visit.
School Programs: Lead programs for school groups that visit the Museums. Programs are tied-in with school curricula and standards.
Public Programs: Assist with weekend events, exhibit openings, and other programs offered by the Museums. Guide children through craft and game activities or provide hospitality services at events.
Resource Center: Answer visitors' questions about the Civil War Museum's Resource Center. Direct patrons to various reference materials.
Dino Digs: Help kids become junior paleontologists as they eagerly search for fossils. Dino Digs occur at the Dinosaur Discovery Museum from 1pm to 3:30pm on Saturdays when volunteers are available.
Field Station: Welcome visitors to the hands-on discovery room and assist with a variety of activities such as exploring art, anthropology, meteorology, ornithology, and more.
Museum à la Cart: Share Museum specimens and artifacts with visitors and give them a better understanding of Museum exhibits.
Trading Post: Talk to visitors about goods traded in the 1700s and 1800s and dress in period clothing.
Mascot: Dress as a mammoth, an eagle, or a T-rex at special events.
Public Relations: Assemble press kits, assist with special events, assemble mass mailings.
Volunteer Application Procedure
For more information or an application, contact the volunteer coordinator at 262-653-4139. You may also print, complete, and mail an application form.
We ask for a commitment of a minimum of one year. We will contact you upon receiving your application. Please allow a couple of weeks for processing.