Your support – through membership, volunteerism, or dedicated corporate sponsorships – makes possible educational programming, events, and changing exhibitions, as well as care and preservation of works of art, and historic documents and artifacts at the Pearce Museum.

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One of our loyal volunteers working with an original document.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at the Pearce Museum. If you are looking for a way to serve your community, learn about its past, or just become involved and meet other people – then you have come to the right place! The Pearce Museum offers a wide range of opportunities for anyone looking to take part in an exciting innovative organization.



Volunteer Education

One of our Educational Tour Guides explaining a pivotal aspect of the Civil War.

Volunteers perform a wide variety of functions for the Pearce Museum; guide tour groups and general visitors through the galleries, staff the information desk, staff special events, assist with administrative duties, transcribe of edit historical documents, and work on many other special projects.

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If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the Pearce Museum, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator by email, or call 903-875-7642.


DOCENTSDocents welcome and orient visitors to the Museum.  They must develop a thorough knowledge of both the Civil War and Western Art galleries and be able to give a tour to a visitor if asked. Docents are stationed at the Museum’s welcome desk and generally work one shift per week:

(M-F) 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 SCHOOL PROGRAM GUIDESSPGs work as a team with staff and other volunteers to conduct educational programs for school groups which can range in size from 15 to 150.  Special training is provided so that the school tours best reflect curriculum TEKS requirements.  Flexible schedules are encouraged.

 INDEXING VOLUNTEERSIndexers work in-depth with the Museum’s Civil War collection by reading transcripts of 150 year old documents.  While reading these documents, such as letters and diaries, volunteers use predetermined themes and topics to index the collection.  The ultimate goal of the indexing project is to make the entire Civil War collection searchable to the general public.

 SCANNING VOLUNTEERSThese volunteers work directly with the collection to scan the Civil War documents under the guidance of the Archivist.  Scanners will need an above average working knowledge of the computer.  Limited positions available. 

GENERAL PROJECTS & EVENTSSometimes volunteers are requested to help with mail outs or with special events.  It’s another opportunity to get to know your fellow volunteers.




Membership stuffMembership in the Pearce Museum is your chance to become a part of something extraordinary.  There are few places in the country where you can see collections of this caliber – thousands of handwritten first-hand accounts of our nation’s bloodiest conflict, the American Civil War; and art of the American West, a truly American-themed artistic expression that reflects the colorful culture of our pioneering past and uniquely American roots.   Our goal at the Pearce Museum is to spark an appreciation for the Civil War and art of the American West through exhibitions, events, educational programs and collections.  We wish to provide a museum experience that is both educational and entertaining in an environment where visitors always feel welcome.

Basic Membership Benefits


• Free admission for one year
• Subscription to the Museum’s “new” newsletter, The Pen & Palette
• 10% discount on purchases in the Cook Education Center Museum Store
• Discounts on most of the Museum’s fee-based activities
• Invitations to all Museum events
• Recognition in The Pen & Palette

Membership Levels


Individual $30

• Basic Benefits, plus • Membership card,
• Free admission for one, and
• 1 one-time Guest Pass.

Family $50

•  Basic Benefits, plus
• 2 Membership cards,
• Free admission for each member of your immediate household, and
• 2 one-time Guest Passes.

Contributor $100

•  Basic Benefits, plus
• 2 Membership cards,
• Free admission for each member of your immediate household, and
• 4 one-time Guest Passes.

Supporter $250

•  Basic Benefits, plus
• 2 Membership cards,
• 6 one-time Guest Passes, and
• Invitations to special behind-the-scenes tours and/or preview tours of temporary exhibitions.

Pearce Patron $1,000

As a Pearce Patron, you can help support our Art and History Fund by making a restricted contribution.  These monies will be used to acquire new work for the Pearce Museum, host a high quality traveling exhibition, or support major improvement projects within the museum.


•  Basic Benefits, plus
• 2 Membership cards,
• 10 one-time Guest Passes,
• Invitations to special behind-the-scenes tours or preview tours of temporary exhibitions, and

• Special recognition for your project support.


If you would like to pay your membership with a check, please print and fill out our Printable Membership Form, and mail with your payment to:

Pearce Museum

3100 W. Collin Street

Corsicana, TX 75110

*make checks payable to: The Pearce Museum

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You can support the Pearce Museum, a nonprofit organization under the auspices of Navarro College by making a financial donation to the museum. Through your generosity the Pearce Museum can develop new and innovative temporary exhibits, create new educational programs for children and adults alike, and open its doors to diverse audiences through a variety of public events and activities.

Whether you attend a special event, artist lecture, join our team of volunteers, or contribute through becoming a member, it is your continued financial support that makes everything happen.

Make your check payable to the Pearce Museum. For more information, or to make a gift by phone, contact the Director at 903-875-7438. Thank you for supporting the Pearce Museum. Your contribution to the Annual Fund truly makes a difference!

Make a Donation Money

For specific information regarding our Pearce Museum Corporate Sponsor Program, please contact the Curator at 903-875-7437.

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A Sponsor Table settings at a Museum event.

As a Corporate Sponsor you will receive exposure before, during, and after the exhibition / program / event that you choose to help underwrite.  You will receive recognition in the Pearce Museum’s new newsletter, The Pen & Palette, in all press releases relevant to the funded project, and in appropriate collateral project materials.  Additional benefits include tickets and private showings as appropriate.

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When you become a Corporate Sponsor, you can choose the project for which you would like to offer support.  Staff will be happy to provide information about any of the following areas:

Temporary / traveling exhibitions

Summer Camp Programs

Internship Programs

“Night at the Museum” bimonthly events

“Artist in Residence” program

“Distinguished Lecture Series”

For more information, please contact the Director at 903-875-7438.