The Shafer Historical Museum is a volunteer organization and gratefully accepts the help of community members year round. Find something that interests you and get in touch! 

 Phone 509-380-9911 OR email staff@shafermuseum.org

And, visit www.VolunteerMethow for current opportunities

The Shafer Historical Museum is pleased to bring historic preservation expert, Chris Gustafson of Vintage Windows Restoration LLC to the Methow several times over the next year to lead volunteers in hands-on training workshops in historic wood preservation.

Volunteer workparties on window repair and log/wood cleaning and treatments that meet historic and environmentally responsible standards are planned for Thursday- Saturday, Sept. 21-23. These are FREE and you learn while working on the historic windows at the Shafer Museum.

Some woodworking skill is helpful for the windows work, but not required. Wood cleaning & treating just requires ability to dry brush, spray a hose, or wield a paint brush.

Email Suzanne at director @ shafer museum . org for more info or to sign up, or go to Volunteer Methow directly. 


If you have a historic structure on your property which you’d like assessed, Chris is available for a limited number of consultations by appointment by completing the work request form on his website vintagewindowrestorationllc.com. He's in town from Sept 18-25th, 2023. He'll be back again, so you can talk to him about future projects!

Volunteers run the Shafer Museum! All year 'round, there's lots to be done, indoors & out. There's something for every personality!

Artifact cataloging 

Photograph and enter basic information about the museum's physical objects, artifacts and photographs into the database.

Facilities & Historic Preservation "Rusty Metal" Gang 

Get hands-on with the artifacts, buildings, put up exhibit signs, fix-up...doing all sorts of repairing, building, tinkering, and working on artifacts, displays, and rehabilitating the historic buildings. If you have skills you can teach others, all the better! We always need people with experience construction, engineering, and/or handy-person skills.