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.
Our library has a wonderful collection of books. As they age, some of them need a little more protection against the elements, and that's where Bonnie B. and Bonnie M. come in! They help us increase the number of books we treat by creating custom boxes for fragile books that need more support on the shelf. While Bonnie B. is our most recent volunteer to come on board, Bonnie M. has volunteered in the book and paper conservation lab for more than 10 years. Together, they have already treated more than 200 books this fiscal year! Our volunteers and interns help us ensure that we are the best possible custodians of our collections.
Submitted by staff: Saira Haqqi