Wanted:Volunteer History Detectives!


Cause Areas

When

Thu Jan 19, 2017 - Thu Jul 13, 2017

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

Explore early American history! Part A of the "How Many Nations has this Nation Been?" Culture Exploration Kit offers intriguing cultural objects (modern and ancient) from the 10 Pre-Colombian Native American cultural/geographic regions in North America, Part B includes artifacts from the 5 European nations that later claimed homelands here.

About

We are looking for volunteers with curiosity, expressive writing and editing skills, and maybe a bit of familiarity doing research via Wikipedia. Can you tell a cultural item’s intriguing, counter-intuitive, tragic, funny or astonishing history in a single page?

We will provide instructions for you to help create a 1-page or 1/2 page history "Info Card" about a piece from our International Clothing and Textile Collection, or one of our cultural artifacts. The textile pieces will be displayed in our upcoming "Stories Textiles Tell Us" exhibit; or will be included as a cultural artifact in one of our Culture Exploration Kits. Upon completion you will receive a certificate.

CMLC Culture Exploration Kits are "portable museums" offered FREE to the community; carrying cases filled with cultural objects selected to inspire curiosity and enhance multicultural understanding across ALL AGE GROUPS.


Skills

  • Research
  • History
  • Storytelling
  • Archeology

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • 2-6 hours

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