History of Smyrna
Visiting The Past
Histrorical and Genealogical Society offers numerous volunteer
opportunities where you can make a meaningful difference and
serve the community. Volunteer opportunities include:
- Shifts are three hours in length and are available from
10 AM to 1 PM and 1 PM to 4 PM on Tuesday through Saturday.
Duplication Typing - We have a number of old documents
that were typed years ago before the advent of word processing.
We need them retyped as editable text in an e-mail, Microsoft
Works or Microsoft Word so they can be maintained in the
future. This work can be done at home and we can e-mail
you scans of the pages and you can e-mail your work back
to us on your own schedule.
& Photo Scanning
- We want to post digital copies of photos and documents
in our collection on this website. We need help scanning
1000s of items. This work is done on site at the museum
in one hours shifts.
- We need Microsoft Word documents converted to PDF files
so we can post them to our website. This work can be done
at home and we can e-mail you Microsoft Word files to be
converted and you can e-mail your work back to us on your
own schedule. You will need a copy of the full version of
Adobe Acrobat (not just the reader) on your computer or
you can convert them on the Adobe website. Each file takes
about 5 minutes to process.
Coordinators - Do you like to hunt through boxes for
unique old photos and documents? Do you like to logically
organize memorabilia by subjects? If yes, we need your help.
We will soon be starting our the e-Jonquil Project.
The goal of this project is to put thousands of our old
photos and interesting documents (records, newspaper articles,
advertisements, etc.) from Smyrna's past on the Internet
so people around the world can easily learn about The
Jonquil City. This work will be done at the Smyrna Museum.
Summary Article Writers -
If you are a history buff and enjoy writing, we need help
writing summaries of various historical topics in Smyrna's
past. Topics include Smyrna in the Civil War, WWI Veterans,
Life in the 1950s and many, many more. We can assist you
with locating accurate reference materials upon which the
articles need to be based.
Memorial Cemetery Maintenance - We need help maintaining
the cemetery - pulling weeds, clearing leaves, planting
seasonal flowers, light landscaping duties, etc.
Center Staffing - The welcome center is operated by
the city. Like the museum next door, which is operated by
the Smyrna Historical and Genealogical Society, it too is
100% staffed by volunteers. Click on the welcome center
link at the top of the page to learn more.
please call (770) 431-2858 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
for your support!