Our Volunteers

...are the generators that power Hearthstone. Our dedicated, passionate volunteers do everything - from greeting guests and serving as docents to hands on acquisition, curation, and preservation work.  Please consider joining our volunteer team.


Volunteer of the Month

Every month we highlight one of our own. This month we are delighted to highlight...

Stephanie Malaney 

Stephanie coordinates the programs and tours at Hearthstone including booking tours, tour logistics, and program content development.

She has been an active volunteer for us for ten years but her passion for Hearthstone has been a life long affair.  She began researching and writing curricula about Hearthstone, even before it became a museum, in the 1980s as part of her 40 years of teaching in the Appleton Area School District.  "I was a student teacher here and never left!" she explains.  "My goal has always been to connect kids to local history by making it interesting and then by getting them out into the community."  Spurred by her passion for local history, Stephanie developed the Appleton history curricula for the school district in addition to her decades of teaching 8th graders.

Although she has retired from teaching, Stephanie still works for the AASD by serving as a summer school site coordinator and as Coordinator for the Ann Kloehn Log Schoolhouse at the Bubolz Nature Preserve.

Ever the teacher, Stephanie still conducts student tours at Hearthstone in addition to her scheduling and other duties.  "Some things are just part of your DNA," says adds with a smile.


Volunteer Login and Scheduling

Volunteers... Please use the button below to login to the Volgistics system to schedule and record your hours.