Fall 2012 Intern
Bill Welt, Graduate History major at WIU
On June 27, 2012, the Western Illinois Museum recognized outstanding volunteers during the recent volunteer meeting. The awards were presented in four areas: Most Versatile, Most Inspirational, Most Willing, and Most Consistent.
Dr. Carmen Keist was acknowledged with the award for Most Versatile. Dr. Keist, a recent graduate of Iowa State University, has contributed to the museum in many ways. She has helped catalog artifacts into the museum’s collection. In addition, she helped with the museum’s Time Travelers camp. Dr. Keist’s assistance with a multitude of projects makes her an invaluable asset to the museum.
The award for Most Inspirational was given to Ebony Hall, a student at Western Illinois University. She put in many hours volunteering at the museum this past spring, helping with a number of projects including children’s programming and planting flowers. Ebony tackled every task with a positive attitude.
Dirk Yarker was recognized as being the Most Willing. Dirk has been a valuable cataloger for the museum. He has helped the museum prepare for the Time Travelers Camp as well as offer assistance in exhibit installation. His willingness to help with any project is greatly appreciated.
Gene Miller was chosen for the award for Most Consistent. Gene has been a consistent volunteer at the museum for many years. This past spring he helped with an outreach program called The Civil War and Its Music. Many assisted living centers enjoyed Gene’s presentation. Gene has also been involved in preparation for the Time Travelers Camp.
Volunteers play an integral role in the day-to-day operations of the museum. The museum is always looking for new volunteers and provides a number of ways to get involved. If you are interested in helping, contact the museum at 309.837.2750 or email@example.com.