Historic Ephrata Cloister Invites Young People to Make History
The Student Historians of Ephrata Cloister, a group of talented young people, are looking for new friends (age 14 and over) to join in bringing the past to life. This club invites young people to gain community service experience while engaging in a variety of activities at the museum. Volunteering is a major learning opportunity, and this program offers the chance to develop lifelong skills in leadership, public speaking and visitor service, while sharing the stories of the region’s heritage with visitors from around the world.
Student Historians serve as interpreters in the historic buildings, learn traditional crafts and develop new friendships with young people from other schools. One of the group’s most popular programs are the annual Lantern Tours, a theatrical experience where students assume the roles of people from the past to bring history to life. Volunteering at a nationally recognized museum also looks great on college applications and job resumes.
Students come from public, parochial and home schools to volunteer at the museum throughout the school year. They meet weekly after school on Thursdays until 5 p.m. To start the year, an informational meeting for perspective new students and their parents will be held at Historic Ephrata Cloister on Thursday, September 5, at 6:30 p.m. There is an annual $15 fee to participate in the Student Historian activities.
If you have questions, please call Historic Ephrata Cloister at (717) 733-6600 during business hours.
Phone: (717) 733-6600
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
632 West Main Street
Ephrata, Pennsylvania 17522