Volunteer with the Queen Anne Historical Society
The Queen Anne Historical Society is a totally volunteer run organization. It takes a lot of people to keep our society up, running and healthy. To volunteer, please email the president Michael Herschensohn. He will introduce you to the people who can put your outstanding talents to great use. We appreciate all assistance in helping the Queen Anne Historical Society to preserve the history and fabric of our neighborhood.
The society is seeking a volunteer editor for The Cobblestone, the organization’s newsletter which we is sent to the printer in the second week of January, March, May, September and November. Computer design skills a must; editing capabilities, highly desirable; writing skills, a big plus. Content is provided by board and other organization members. Maintaining the production schedule is essential. Each edition involves approximately 10 hours of production time. There is no folding, stamping or trips to the post office involved. Contact President Michael Herschensohn at 206.412.0702 and mh9825012gmail.com.
Board of Trustees
The Queen Anne Historical Society is recruiting new members for its board of trustees. A passion for Queen Anne and its history is a must. A love of the quality of life on all sides — top, bottom, east, west, north and south and sides — of this unique neighborhood is a huge plus! Board meetings occur the second Wednesday of every month except July. Public meetings take place on the 4th Thursday of January, March, May, September and November. Tasks are diverse and may include overseeing special projects (e.g. building surveys, oral histories, documentary photography) or on-going administrative tasks, program planning, landmark preservation/protection, membership and much, much more. It would be delightful to find people interested in writing about the local scene for our newsletter, the Queen Anne News, the Queen Anne Blog and our Website. And this list is not exhaustive. Contact any board member or President Michael Herschensohn at 206.412.0702 and mh9825012gmail.com.
With a grant of $8,000 from 4Culture, the society will digitize and transcribe oral histories in its collection. The first eight (of 150) tapes to be transcribed this coming summer are about Century 21. The transcriptions will be ready in time for sharing at the society's September meeting. Volunteers are sought to do the transcriptions. Training will be provided by Jack Straw Productions.