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Volunteers needed! Please consider helping…

To date, more than 9,000 hours of volunteer labour have gone into the project, and more than $ 700,000 in cash and corporate/ private donations and pledges has been raised. On the Station’s Lower Level, we’re in progress with a computer-driven, museum-quality interactive diorama depicting life in the hamlet of Freeman, which is now part of Burlington, in the early Twentieth Century.

We’re looking for volunteers to join the administration of the  Station and/or the diorama construction project. Depending on your interests, there are many opportunities for you to get involved in this historic legacy.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Curriculum development- writing teacher material for class visits

  • Accounting – simple, spread sheet, income & expenditures

  • Photography – amateur (digital!)

  • Computer – correspondence, spreadsheet data input and management

  • Web site – assistant Web master

  • Email database – adding/editing contact information

  • Gardening – grounds maintenance, flower beds, mowing, weeding

  • Community relations – arranging and staffing public appearance events

  • Publicity – news stories and media relations

  • Model railroading – garden scale design, layout, and operation

  • Videography – video documentation and editing

  • Artistry – scene and mural painting

  • Docents – volunteer staffing to receive and brief the public

  • Artifact management – logging, documenting, photographing, data entry

  • You have some special talents not listed but applicable

To any extent that you can help, please email us — info@freemanstation.ca — and let us know your interest.

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Video by Kevin Davies; photography by Bob Chambers, Bob Miller, Nikki Wesley, John Mellow, Joel Waterman, Denny Williams, Alan Harrington, Al Pettman and others (by permission)