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The Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum is dedicated to 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 two volunteers to work with the Director and the Board of Directors. 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. This is an area we need support in. It is an ideal opportunity for individuals who have a passion for 1880s-20th century regional history. The museum is usually open Tues-Sat 1-5 p.m., and for 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.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
41 N KROME AVE, HOMESTEAD, FL 33030, US
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.
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.
We'll work with your schedule.
41 N. Krome AveHomestead, FL 33030
March 5, 2020