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RICHMOND MUSEUM ASSN INC

Richmond Museum of History
Richmond Museum of History is housed in a historic Carnegie Library built in 1910.

The Richmond Museum of History is located in the heart of downtown Richmond and is proud to be the oldest organization in West Contra Costa County dedicated to preserving local history. The Richmond Museum of History is housed in a Carnegie Library and owns the most significant collection of historical material and documents in the local area. The permanent collection was established in 1950 and is comprised of a variety of materials including textiles, fine art, archaeological collections, historical artifacts, documents, photographs.

The Museum staff is small but what we lack in capacity, we far make up for in enthusiasm and love for our work. The Richmond Museum of History is currently transitioning from a grassroots, volunteer lead effort to a professional nonprofit lead by academically trained staff. The staff is working to reinvigorate the museum, gain new support within the community and seeks to become more relevant to the modern residents of Richmond. Join us!

The Richmond Museum of History seeks volunteers to help with docenting, public programs, and events in the community. While the museum has been in Richmond for over sixty years, we are recently emerging as an important component to the develpment of Richmond as a cultural destination. The museum is administered by a small nonprofit with enthusiastic staff who need help to create and implement dynamic public programs that are relevant to everyone in our diverse East Bay community. The museum specifically needs help to greet guests during open hours (Wed - Sun 1-4PM), as well as helping with special events taking place at 2:00 on Saturdays.

While volunteers from all backgrounds are welcome, we highly desire people of color and spanish speaking volunteers to help us reflect the diversity in our community. Please help us make the Richmond Museum of History, your community museum, a great place to visit and learn!

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About RICHMOND MUSEUM ASSN INC

Location:

PO BOX 1267, RICHMOND, CA 94802, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Richmond Museum Association is to preserve, display and educate about the history of Richmond, California and the surrounding area.

Description

The Richmond Musuem Association (RMA) operates the Richmond Museum of History, located in a historic Carnegie Library. The Museum is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 1-4PM for a small admission fee. The largest artifact in the museum collection is the SS Red Oak Victory, a Victory Ship built in 1944 for use in the Pacific Theatre in World War II. The ship is open for docent lead and self guided tours on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10-3.

The Richmond Museum Association (RMA) offers volunteer opportunities for people of all walks of life. Our community of like-minded volunteers works toward a common goal to inspire people through Richmond history. RMA will make you feel welcome whether you seek to develop professional skills, deepen your own personal interests or just want to feel more connected to the past. The Museum and SS Red Oak Victory depend on volunteers with a wide range of skills so we can accomplish goals like operating the ship under her own power or ensuring every local student visits the Museum once during elementary school. We offer a wide range of positions to fit diverse skill sets including everything from greeting guests to education to ship restoration and everything in between. Volunteering is fun and fulfilling, leading to health benefits and enhanced quality of life, so join us today!

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

400 Nevin Ave.Richmond, CA 94802

(37.9372,-122.358)
 

SKILLS

  • Event Management
  • People Skills
  • Storytelling
  • Public Speaking
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-6 hours per month
  • People of Color and Spanish language skills highly desired

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