Meet Gift Shop Volunteer Nancy Norton

April 21-27 is National Volunteer Week, and to celebrate that, we would like to introduce you to one of our volunteers. This is the first in a series of posts about our volunteers and why the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum is important to them.

We couldn’t run the museum without help from all our volunteers. From running the gift shop to giving tours to working in the gardens, our volunteers keep us going!

Meet Nancy Norton, who has volunteered with us for four and a half years. Nancy runs our gift shop and keeps an eye on our inventory. She keeps everything well-organized and beautifully decorated. She is also a smiling face many of our visitors will recognize, as she is often here to greet visitors and start their tour off with a video. She also does paperwork and keeps an eye on local newspapers for mentions of the Study and our members.

Nancy lives in Darlington, Indiana, with her husband, who is retired. She has a son living in Darlington and a daughter in Speedway, and enjoys spending time with her step-grandchildren. She and her friends are involved in the American Legion Auxiliary–Nancy serves as an officer.

She enjoys shopping and going to flea markets. Some of her other hobbies are reading, decorating, organizing, and doing yard work.

Nancy enjoys working at the TASTE of Montgomery County every summer. She loves seeing visitors browsing in our gift shop. She says she thinks Lew Wallace is a fascinating person and learns something new about him every time she’s volunteering.

Be sure to stop in and tell Nancy how great the gift shop looks!

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