Keeping history alive

Museum seeks more volunteers to fill ranks with local knowledge


October 26, 2022

Scott Swanson

Terri Lanini, left, with Steve Rice, are the two youngest regular volunteers at the East Linn Museum, which, they say, needs some new blood.

Terri Lanini and Steve Rice sit in the East Linn Museum workroom, chatting with a visitor.

They are the staff for today, one of three days a week the museum, at 746 Long St., is open to the public.

Lanini, the organization's secretary and treasurer, also is the facility's de facto director. Rice, an Albany resident, is her second cousin. He comes in once a week to help out.

They are among a small but dedicated group of volunteers who keep the museum operating. They all keep the collection organized, plan displays, greet and guide visitors, clean the building and collect donations – bot...

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