Volunteer Opportunities

There are a number of ways to join the Aspen Historical Society family through volunteering, from being a docent at the museum to helping with special events. For more information, please email Travis at travis@aspenhistory.org.

Wheeler/Stallard Museum Docent
Assist Visitors and enjoy being part of the team at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum. Give tours of our exhibit and share the story of Aspen. Tue-Sat 1:00-5:00 (Year Round)

Holden/Marolt Ranching and Mining Museum Docent
Learn more about the inner workings of the last century’s industrialists. Give tours and show visitors the incredible collection of old mining and Ranching equipment. Tue-Sat 1:00-5:00 (mid June-early Oct)

Collections/Archives Assistant
Projects range from sorting, labeling, scanning, copying, data entry, to research.  Ongoing cataloguing that requires a commitment of time and training, perfect for the dedicated history buff. Mon-Fri 9:00-4:00 (Year round)

Ashcroft/Independence
Collect admissions, track visitors and give tours at area ghost towns.  Daily 9-5pm/10-6pm (Summer Season)

Walking Tour Guide
Lead historical tours of our historic Victorian West End. Tue-Sat 10a.m-Noon (Summer Season)

Grounds Maintenance
Share your green thumb with us at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum gardens; from raking leaves to weeding. Early spring-First snowfall as needed.

Special Events
Help out with our Special Events; Time Travel Tuesday Series (seasonal), 4th of July Parade, Ice Cream Social and more! Year round opportunities.

staff-larry1LARRY FREDRICK
Volunteer Official Historian

Larry Fredrick is the Aspen Historical Society’s Star Volunteer and official Historian and provides history training for Historical Society volunteers and interns as well as conducting tours of the Holden Marolt Mining and Ranching Museum, the Hotel Jerome, the Smuggler Mine and other historically-significant sites for elementary school children.  He is a former Aspen Historical Society board member and established historic walking tour programs for the Society in 1985. During his tenure with the Society, Larry has created various slide show presentations for visitor and local groups, several of which have since been converted to digital format at aspenhistory.org.

He helped establish the Winter Lecture Series in 1994.  Larry provides research help for authors, printed media and graduate students. On occasion, Larry performs as David M. Hyman along side Dick Osur as Jerome B. Wheeler, in the ‘Antagonist of Aspen’; a theatrical historic debate.  He is a member in good standing of the ‘Dead Prospector’s Society’ and the Order of the Silver Nugget.  He has provided voice over parts in various video programming including HGTV, A&E Television, Fine Living Channel, Denver Channels NBC, PBS and Aspen television and radio programming.  He is a member of Spellbinders, a national storytelling organization based in Woody Creek, creating and telling Aspen history stories to young people in the Aspen Elementary Schools.  He is a former member and Chair of the Wheeler Opera House Board of Directors.  Awards include the 2007 Pitkin County Board of Commissioners Exemplary Volunteer Award, the 1994 City of Aspen Historical Preservation Commission’s Elisabeth Paepcke Award, and Aspen Philanthropist Magazine’s recognition of volunteer activities for community benefit 2006.