Rose Frazier: My Journey to Volunteering

Rose Frazier: My Journey to Volunteering

During Storybook Village, Rose entertained visitors as she portrayed Mother Goose.

I became a volunteer at the Ohio History Connection 35 years ago. I have always been a lover of history and was looking for a place to volunteer with others that shared that love.

While working for the Columbus City Schools system, I met an employee from the Ohio History Center who invited me to come to the museum and meet other volunteers. I was hooked!

Rose speaks with visitors about some archival material during History After Hours last fall.

Over the years I have volunteered in the Archives and Library, the museum, Ohio Village, outreach programs, History to Go Van programs and Girl Scout overnights, just to name a few. Two of my favorite have been the village and the History to Go Van. The History to Go Van gave me the chance to travel the state of Ohio visiting schools, youth centers, libraries and other historical sites sharing Ohio history.

I have also portrayed several characters in the village and my favorite has been working with school groups that come throughout the year.

As a volunteer, I have had the opportunity to meet, work and form friendships with many people. It has been a fulfilling experience.

You may have also encountered Rose during Night at the Museum, where she played an 18th century pioneer woman.

Posted February 27, 2019
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