The Minnesota Historical Society's volunteer and intern programs welcome people from all communities to engage in mission-related projects. Over 2,660 volunteers and interns contribute 53,400 hours hours annually. This diverse volunteer corps helps to achieve the MNHS mission — Using the Power of History to Transform Lives.
Military and Citizen Service Day at Fort Snelling
On Saturday, August 3 four special events volunteers spent their facilitating activities at Fort Snelling’s Military and Citizen Service Day. The event was aimed to help visitors learn about the meaning of citizenship and service and how it has transformed over time. Service-focused tours were offered throughout the day, highlighting those who served at Fort Snelling and how the fort has changed from 1820 to 1946.
Our wonderful volunteers managed the “make-it take it” activity table and showed visitors how to make soldier garrison hats. MNHS has a variety of special events throughout the year, and these events would not be a success without the help of dedicated volunteers.