Shirley Rockman of Faribault enjoys her volunteer duties of filling in at the reception desk at the Rice County Historical Society Museum on days when the part-time administrative assistant is off.
What she likes best about volunteering is meeting and helping people who phone or stop in at the museum. She has been a volunteer at the RCHS Museum for the past six months. She learned about volunteer opportunities that fit her interest while attending a volunteer appreciation event at the RCHS with her husband, LeRoy Rockman, who is also a volunteer for the organization.
Shirley worked for 19 years at the Faribault Daily News; five years at Sheldahl in Northfield; and five years at Hoffmann Printing in Faribault, before retiring. She has much experience working with people, which has been a valuable help to RCHS. She also has computer skills, so helps out not only by answering the phone at the RCHS Museum, but with a variety of computer task as well as filing.
She and her husband have two daughters and two grandsons. They both grew up in Rice County. Shirley is also a volunteer for the Faribault Hospice program, and her summertime hobby is home canning.