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ORGANIZATION: Rodgers Tavern Museum

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Rodgers Tavern Museum in the summer.

Help the Rodgers Tavern Museum uncover the past!

Follow the clues in newspapers, oral histories, government records and more that lead to discovering the individual stories of the Tavern's former residents and travelers. It's these stories that help us make personal and lasting connections to our visitors through educational and event programming.

This position reports directly to the Museum Director to carry out research on a variety of eras and topics in the Tavern’s history. Specific research projects can be tailored to meet your interests. Traveling to Baltimore, Annapolis, Elkton, Havre de Grace, and Bel Air may be necessary.

Research subjects may include:

  • Architectural history
  • Local, Maryland/Delaware/Pennsylvania, and US history
  • African American History
  • Women's history
  • The Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, Civil War
  • Archaeology and Historic Preservation
Volunteers may be provided with the opportunity to share their research through the Museum’s website and social media outlets.

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About Rodgers Tavern Museum

Location:

259 Broad Street, Perryville, MD 21903, US

Mission Statement

Rodgers Tavern, a vital link along one of the most important roadways in America's early history, preserves and shares the inimitable stores of tavern residents and travelers through dynamic, engaging experiences that encourage exploration of our area's rich cultural and natural legacy.

Description

The famous and not so famous stayed at this vital link along an important roadway in American history. The museum share their unique stories.

The Rodgers Tavern Museum welcomes volunteers for many different kinds of work. There are opportunities for volunteers to help with museum collections, serve as history guides to help visitors explore the past, assist with special events, contribute to social media channels and work in the gift shop. The museum needs volunteers with a variety of skills in public relations, administration, retail sales, and cataloging and documenting museum collections.

Some of the benefits volunteers receive include, but are not limited to:

  • access to advanced ticket sales
  • free or reduced rates to enrichment workshops and lectures
  • meet and work with outstanding people who share a common interest
  • letter of reference for school or job applications

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Your CommunityPerryville, MD 21903

(39.5703,-76.0614)
 

SKILLS

  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • History
  • Research
  • Critical Thinking
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Schedules are set to conform to individual volunteer availability and museum hours of operation.
  • Potential volunteers are required to complete a Volunteer Application to provide information on themselves, specific areas of interest, previous experience and personal references.

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