Cascade Locks Park & The Mustill Store Museum will host an Open House on Sunday, April 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. to welcome anyone who is interested in becoming a volunteer, as well existing volunteers.
Tours of the museum will be given to familiarize participants with the history of the canal and the Mustill Store. Additionally, the nonprofit will offer walking tours along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath to further educate attendees about the history of the Cascade Valley.
The Mustill Store Museum season opens April 21 and runs through mid-October. “We
are staffed mainly with volunteers throughout the week and in particular on the weekends,” said Executive Director Don Gordon. “They are vital to our organization. Volunteer opportunities are available as often as your schedule and desire permits.”
The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Volunteers work in three-hour shifts with a partner.
“Volunteering with Cascade Locks Park Association is a great way to spend time in the park, learn a little about the history of Akron, and meet fellow area residents who are out enjoying the park. We often have visitors from around the U.S., as well as other countries. It’s fun to hear about how much they all enjoy Akron,” said Beth Leipold, Operations Manager.
Volunteers must complete an application, be 18 years old or volunteer with a parent or guardian, and pass a background check. For info, visit http://www.cascadelocks.org or call (330) 374-5625.
Since 1989, Cascade Locks Park Association has been dedicated to stewarding the
Mustill Store and home, the Schumacher Mill site and the Cascade Valley Locks Park.
CLPA is committed to enriching our community through a connection with Akron’s