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UNION CEMETERY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 1 person is interested

The UCHS is looking for volunteer archivists to help answer questions about Kansas City's oldest public cemetery, especially regarding those buried here. Volunteers will also learn how to use the UCHS burial record database and sell Union Cemetery columbarium niches.

1 Shift

  • Thu Mar 04, 2021 - 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM
    This is an ongoing volunteer opportunity.
  • NONE OF THESE DAYS WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About UNION CEMETERY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Location:

227 E 28TH TER, KANSAS CITY, MO 64108, US

Mission Statement

The Union Cemetery Historical Society's mission is to preserve and protect historic Union Cemetery and its records for future generations.

Description

The Union Cemetery Historical Society (UCHS), a membership organization,was founded in 1984 to help re-create Kansas City's oldest public cemetery's records that were lost in a fire in 1889. The files included burial information of some of the founders and developers of Westport and Kansas City, Missouri. The society originally consisted of descendants of those buried in Union Cemetery and local historians. Over time, membership increased to neighbors of the cemetery, those interested in genealogy, old cemeteries and local history. The UCHS's mission has also changed over the decades from not just preserving the cemetery's burial records but also working as a partner with the Kansas City Parks and Recreation to preserve and protect the Union Cemetery grounds. Part of its mission is create and awareness of Union Cemetery's importance to the region's history. In that regard the UCHS gives tours and lectures, and holds events in the cemetery, including a yearly Memorial Day service and "Historical Epitaphs, Voices from the Past," a guided tour/theatrical event, to increase the public's interest in this vital part of Kansas City's past.

Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy

WHEN

Mon Mar 01, 2021 - Fri Mar 26, 2021
10:30 AM - 01:30 PM   This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

227 E 28TH TERKANSAS CITYKANSAS CITY, MO 64108

(39.07545,-94.58156)
 

SKILLS

  • Office Management
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Customer Service
  • Data Entry
  • Curating
  • Grant Writing / Research

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers will need to be available Thursday and Friday from 10:30am to 1:30pm. Possible increase in days as needed.
  • Must be self starter, willing to keep office museum tidy and neat. Must also be computer literate.

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