The Santee Historical Society is a private, tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization. We are not a City agency or financially supported by the City of Santee. That’s why public support is so crucial! The Santee Historical Society preserves the most important things – our city’s memories.
A dedicated group of volunteers helps us fulfill our mission by performing a variety of tasks in every department – and by promoting the SHS in the community.
Would you like to catalog books or objects, research a historical topic, garden, monitor the antiques and rare books market, perform administration tasks, help keep our collections in order, assist at special events – or even clean or paint? Do you like to repair old furniture, sew, or iron? There might be a perfect Santee Historical project just for you! In turn, you will have many opportunities like networking, making new friends, and building valuable work-related skills and experience.
We also need help in the following:
We need volunteers to photograph the buildings of Santee.
- Transcriptions of Old Articles
We have been transcribing articles so that they are searchable (These articles contain a wealth of information, and are amazing resources for researchers. However, we need help transcribing these articles from their original newsprint pages to digital form. We need some quick typers to help us make these transcriptions!
- Fundraising and Corporate Sponsorship
We need help fundraising and finding corporate sponsors for the Historical Society. Are you good at getting people to become members? We would appreciate help from anyone with experience in this area. If you are good at charming the socks off someone, this may be the volunteer job for you!
The Barn is open to the public from 10am to Noon Tuesdays and the third Saturday of the month. The Historical Society needs house sitters to give tours and supervise visitors during this time. House sitters typically work just 2 hours per month.
- Oral Histories
Oral history interviews of older Santee residents are so important. These are fascinating pieces of history, containing information that could easily be lost. We need volunteers to conduct oral history interviews of today’s older generations, to make sure that their stories of life in Santee are not lost. If you are one of these older residents, we also need your history.
We are not asking for a lifetime commitment. We are merely asking for an hour or two of your time each month. If you can give us this or more, please contact us at (619) 449-2024, or email us at:
Our website is SanteeHistoricalSociety.org and find us on Facebook at THE Santee Historical Society. You can also stop by the barn when we are open on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to Noon and the 3nd Saturday of the month from 10am to 2pm.