There are so many ways to get involved at Heritage Museum! In addition to participating in events, public hours, and general museum happenings, consider becoming a volunteer or joining one of our amazing auxiliary groups.
We cannot wait to invite our amazing volunteers back through our gates. This is a difficult time for everyone, and we dearly miss seeing our HMOC friends. We very much appreciate all of the work our volunteers assist us with every year, which is why we want to make sure that we take the necessary precautions to ensure your safety first and foremost.
To keep our volunteers and staff safe, and in-line with current COVID-19 health regulations, on-site volunteering is being kept at a minimum at this time. We will occasionally have virtual volunteer openings. Please email for further information or inquiries.
Orange County Blacksmith Guild
The Orange County Blacksmith Guild conducts classes and demonstrates blacksmithing techniques at HMOC. The replica 19th century shop is currently closed due to a fire. Plans to rebuild are underway. If you would like to donate for this rebuild, please visit our website https://heritagemuseumoc.org/ , click on the donate button and designate "blacksmith" on your donation.
If you are interested in finding more information on the guild, please visit their site:
"We all feel that the past is important. It is a rich heritage, one in which we should not lose sight. These common interests, along with a desire to serve the public in a charitable pursuit, bring us together."
Victorian Tea Society of Orange County
The Victorian Tea Society (VTS) acts as a fund-raising auxillary for Heritage Museum. They host several themed teas and events throughout the year to help raise funds for HMOC's educational programs.
If you have a love for teas and Victoriana, take a look at their site for more information: