Public history research in local museum


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When

Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:30 PM - Sat Jun 17, 2017 04:30 PM

Where

400 Nevin Ave.Richmond, CA 94802

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

About

Local history museum seeks volunteers to help community members conduct research in the museum collection. The Richmond Museum of History has been in the community for over sixty years and is emerging as an important aspect of Richmonds development as a cultural destination. The position requires learning about the collection to help us carry out an important aspect of our mission--to provide research opportunities into the museum collection. The permanent collection was started in 1951 and contains a plethora of documents and artifacts related to the development of Richmond and greater West Contra Costa Country. Volunteer must be willing to handle fragile and delicate historical documents and artifacts. Researchers from all walks of life come to the museum to learn more about various subjects. Please help us better serve the community by joining us as a public history research technician.

Skills

  • History
  • Research
  • Library Sciences

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies but likely about six hours per month
  • Previous experience in history research desired

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