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Volunteers for Historic Town Hall Museum

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ORGANIZATION: HISTORIC HOMESTEAD TOWN HALL MUSEUM INC

  • 78 people are interested
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The Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum is dedicated to providing education to the community about local history as well as preserving and displaying local history. Although small, there are interesting displays and more items we can rotate in a planned fashion. There is only one part time Director and others are volunteers. We have a small board and are looking to add up to eight volunteers to work with the Director and the Board of Directors. We need docents to serve as tour guides Wed-Sat 1:00-5:00 p.m. There is a script and each tour is approximately 45 minutes.

Another area of support is the museum has Past Perfect Software to catalog our archives. The process is time-consuming and while not difficult to learn, it does require patience. It is an ideal opportunity for individuals who have a passion for 1880s-20th century regional history. In addition to Wed-Sat, 1:00-5:00 p.m., there are extra hours during downtown events. Four events per year take place in the evening hours. Experience in history or library is always welcome, but a keen interest in promoting a small museum is more important. Having independent transportation is important. The website had been redesigned and we are engaging in greater outreach than in the past. We also need an individual willing to do website administration and content update. Again, this is not a complex site, but the activities needed do require a few hours each month.

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About HISTORIC HOMESTEAD TOWN HALL MUSEUM INC

Location:

41 N KROME AVE, HOMESTEAD, FL 33030, US

Mission Statement

To identify, acquire, preserve, interpret, exhibit, and provide access to materials pertaining primarily to the rich history of Homestead, Florida, the surrounding region, its peoples, and its institutions for the education and enjoyment of past and future generations.

Description

Built in 1917, the Homestead town Hall was the first municipal building in the town of Homestead. In 1975 after the city government moved to its present location, the Town Hall remained functional for various municipal purposes until 1988. After much discussion at the council level, a decision was made to demolish the building and pave the area as a parking lot. Homestead preservationists rallied to the defense of this historic building and matched a State of Florida grant to restore and preserve this important part of Homestead's history. Open five afternoons a week, there is no charge for the public to enjoy the exhibits and participate in various community outreach programs.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Arts & Culture, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

41 N. Krome AveHomestead, FL 33030

(25.47063,-80.47717)
 

SKILLS

  • Curating
  • Research
  • Exhibition Arts
  • History
  • Accounting

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible.
  • Desire to share the importance of local and regional history. Age 18 older.

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