Fairbanks Fellows

Volunteers keep the Fairbanks Museum thriving! You can get involved -- volunteers help with maintaining our collections, organizing events, welcoming guests, and delivering educational programs.

Volunteers keep the Fairbanks Museum thriving! You can get involved -- volunteers help with maintaining our collections, organizing events, welcoming guests, and delivering educational programs.

May 2, 2017| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Museum News

New Fairbanks Fellows Named!

On May 6, 5:00 – 7:00 PM, the Fairbanks Museum will name and recognize five new Fairbanks Fellows. This group of volunteers have donated their  expertise and skills to the Museum, guiding public programs, contributing data or displays, and shaping events.

“Volunteers are the heart and soul of our community,” says Adam Kane, Fairbanks Museum director. “They make things happen inside our walls and in the community. We couldn’t function without them.

The 2017 Fairbanks Fellows are former Museum trustees Eli Emerson, Jeffrey Burroughs, and Katy Smith, longtime volunteer Robert Swartz, (all of St. Johnsbury) and weather observer John Hadden (of Huntington, VT).

“The contributions of these individuals to the Museum – their time, energy, ideas, and support – is what keeps us going,” says Ed Vilandrie, Chair of the Fairbanks Museum Board of Trustees. “They help in incredible and often behind-the-scenes ways: refreshing exhibits, reporting weather conditions, organizing events, setting up meetings. Every Fairbanks Fellow represents the values of the Museum in a different community, and we’re grateful for their ongoing commitment.”

These Fairbanks Fellows will be named during the Franklin Fairbanks Award Celebration, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Saturday, May 6. Everyone is welcome to this public event.

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