One of the core purposes of most museums is the maintenance and expansion of the museum's collection of artifacts. Curatorial assistants are volunteers who help the Curator maintain the museum's collection. These volunteers assist with properly storing objects, working on documenting new objects, and researching any new objects that interest the volunteer. Volunteers will be trained with the appropriate skills, techniques, and equipment for the objects they will be working with.
The mission of the Sweetwater County Historical Museum is to preserve and present the story of Sweetwater County from its early beginnings to the present, to serve as a depository for historical items and records, and to serve as an educational and informational center for children and adults.
Established in 1967, the Sweetwater County Historical Museum is housed in a renovated 1931 post office building and contains a collection of several thousand artifacts, a large historical photograph collection, and local history research material.
Discover the rich cultural heritage of southwestern Wyoming at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum. Explore the stories of Native Americans, explorers, fur trappers, travelers of overland trails, railroad workers, coal miners, cowboys, sheepherders, homesteaders, business people, trona miners and oil and gas workers.
Several major emigrant trails passed through the county including the Oregon, California, Mormon, Overland, and Cherokee Trails, as well as the Pony Express Trail, 1861 transcontinental telegraph line and Ben Holladay's Central Overland Express stage line. Vitally important to the history of the county was the coming of the transcontinental railroad in 1868. This was instrumental in the creation and development of Sweetwater County's two major population centers, Green River and Rock Springs. Green River was the major railroad town due to the nearness of a water supply, while Rock Springs became the coal mining center of the county.
Arts & Culture
We'll work with your schedule.
3 e flaming gorge wayGreen River, WY82935
September 26, 2019
Must be at least 14
Any amount of time is valuable. We have no minimum or maximum time commitments, we just ask that you can come reliably. The schedule is up you, whether you come an hour everday, 4 hours a month, or one day every other month.
Being detail oriented and willing to do repetitive tasks are valuable skills for this position. We will train you on the basics.