- We invite you to become a member of the Connecticut Antique Machinery Association. Please note that a dues increase has gone into effect for 2014 memberships. The new $30 membership fee covers yourself and your immediate family. Life membership is a one-time charge of $500
- On a sheet of paper, list your name, address, and phone number, optionally list your special interests and mail it with a check for $30 (made out to CAMA) to: Connecticut Antique Machinery Association, P.O. Box 425, Kent, CT 06757.
- Membership entitles you to:
- Receiving our CAMA newsletter by mail and all other special mailings and event information.
- Free admission to our spring Power-Up, annual meeting and steam-up/gas-up events (with valid membership card).
- Free admission to our Annual Fall Festival (with valid membership card).
Volunteering at CAMA
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
For more details
The Connecticut Antique Machinery
Association, Inc. musuem village was incorporated in 1984. Through the
years, member/volunteers cleared the land, laid the track for our
railroad, and put up the exhibit buildings. The museum continues to
The Connecticut Antique Machinery Association, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, which is run by volunteers and has no paid employees.
Volunteering at the Connecticut
Antique Machinery Association museum offers a level of involvement
beyond that of the casual visitor. The museum has volunteer
programs for everyone young and old. Volunteers younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Those who work during the
week can get involved at CAMA on the weekends.
As a volunteer, you become a member of the museum family and learn about the agricultural and industrial machinery that made America great. As a volunteer, you can also learn how our antique machinery operates, and eventually, operate it yourself. Volunteer activities enable you to participate in and support the museum's education and research programs while meeting and sharing time with people of similar interests.
Our volunteers provide an
invaluable service to the museum. Since there are no paid staff,
this group of talented and dedicated individuals is responsible for the
Volunteer assignments are varied and range from administrative
responsibilities to equipment restoration and operation.
Volunteers make up our docent staff and learn while they are teaching
The museum relies on the volunteer staff to interpret and protect its collection while enhancing the visitor's experience. The volunteer's commitment is critical to the museum's operation and success. Joining the volunteer program promises to be rewarding, challenging, and enjoyable.
Many volunteers do hands-on work equipment restoration and operation while other do administrative or clerical work. Some volunteers work behind the scenes with exhibit design, grounds keeping, or building maintenance. Others are out front working with the public. Many volunteers perform a wide variety of functions.
All volunteers will receive
training where necessary. Much of the training is obtained
one-on-one with experienced staff members, much like an
apprentice. Prospective volunteers should be willing to commit to
at least one or two days per montb. Some volunteer positions have
specific requirements, but for most positions, no specific prior work
experience or special skills are needed.
IF YOU THINK YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING AT THE CONNECTICUT
ANTIQUE MACHINERY ASSOCIATION, WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU.
To register to be a volunteer
send an email to us using using the email form on the right side of this page.
Please include the following information in the email:
Phone number (daytime)
Phone number (evenings)
Your email address
Also, please list your areas of interest, and/or expertise as well as what you would like to volunteer for, if you have a preference.