Leather Apron Guild
Beyond being a enthusiastic visitor, the Museum has its volunteers, The Leather Apron Guild. It is open to all who wish to participate as a volunteer at the Museum in a variety of functions. One may begin as an apprentice by sweeping floors and setting and cleaning up before and after tours; then become a Journeyperson having more responsibility and eventually qualify as a master, docent, scholar-craftsman or lecturer. It has been from such volunteers and friends of the museum which have helped make the museum the success it has become.
One advances through the Leather Apron Guild with service to the museum, learning printing, paper making, book binding and other skills and education about writing and printing history and its impact upon civilization.. Students living within driving distance of the museum will find opportunities to accomplish these things there. Others may be able to organize a Guild chapter at the school or neighborhood.
Boy Scout age students will be able to work on a printing badge concurrently while progressing through the Guild. Click here for more information on the BSA printing badge.
Levels of involvement:
- Apprentice (Beginner)
- Journeyperson (Intermediate)
- Master (Advanced)
- Docent (Specialized)
- Scholar-craftsman (Specialized)
- Lecturer (Specialized)