Historical Society seeking to fill vacancy

#MyMeigsCounty photo contest underway

By Sarah Hawley - [email protected]

POMEROY — Interested in history, love taking photos or want to become more involved in the community — the Meigs County Historical Society may have the perfect opportunity for you.

The Meigs County Historical Society is looking to fill two vacant seats on the Board of Trustees, seeking new volunteers and conducting a #MyMeigsCounty photo contest.

The Meigs County Pioneer & Historical Society, Inc., D.B.A. The Meigs County Historical Society, is looking for some civic-minded people to step up and apply for a vacant seat on the Board of Trustees, according to a news release.

Candidates for the vacant trustee seat must be at least 18 years old, and a paid member of the Historical Society. Membership payment may accompany the letter on interest.

A trustee is responsible for attending meetings, assisting with the operation of the Meigs Museum, and volunteering at least once a month to work in the Museum. Please note that the Historical Society is a 100 percent volunteer organization and no one will receive monetary compensation.

A trustee’s term in normally three years; however, whoever is selected to fill the two vacant seats would only do so until the annual meeting in October. At that time, he or she may choose to run for the position.

Those interested in applying for the vacant seat are asked to submit a letter of interest, by dropping it off at the Museum, located at 144 Butternut Avenue in Pomeroy, emailing your letter to [email protected], or mailing your letter to: Meigs County Historical Society C/O Nominating Committee, Box 145, Pomeroy, Ohio 45769.

In addition to the need for trustees, the Historical Society is looking for volunteers.

“Want to have more meaning in your life? Do you want to do something that is satisfying and of great service to your community? Then become a Meigs County Historical Society Volunteer,” reads a news release from the Historical Society.

Volunteers are needed to service and preserve the history of Meigs County and help the society continue growing and expanding. Becoming a museum volunteer is similar to helping a neighbor in need.

“The only qualification required is a desire to help. You don’t need any previous experience; you don’t need a college degree; you don’t even need to know what to say. All you need to do is have a love of helping others and an interest in Meigs County history,” the release states.

Sign up for one of a volunteer training session which will be announced on the society’s Facebook page, website, email shout outs, and through radio and newspaper.

As for the #MyMeigsCounty photo contest, the Historical Society is accepting self-taken framed photographs of anything related to Meigs County.

With a $5 entry fee, submitted photos will be entered to win in the category of your choice for a monetary prize. Categories are people, places, things, and events. Photo will also be entered to win in multiple overall prize categories, including a people’s choice at an open house, date to be determined. All photos will be part of the April-June museum display.

There is no limit to the number of photographs entered, but each must be framed and have $5 and a completed entry form submitted with it. Submission deadline is Friday, March 24, at 5 p.m. Submit framed photos, $5, and an entry form to the Meigs Museum at 144 Butternut Avenue in Pomeroy during normal business hours, Wednesday-Friday 1-5 p.m. and Saturday noon-4 p.m.

For entry form visit https://www.meigschs.org/photo-contest

For more information, call the museum at (740) 992-3810, or email us at [email protected]

#MyMeigsCounty photo contest underway

By Sarah Hawley

[email protected]