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Assistant to Museum Manager-collections management

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WEBSTER GROVES HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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This role will be to assist with cataloging, documenting, and maintenance of the Historical Hawken House and the collection within the house.

  • clean and conserve the objects within the collection
  • clean and conserve the Hawken House - A Historical Landmark
  • assist with the process of photo documentation of the collection
  • research of the objects in the collection for historical context
This volunteer role will need the ability to carefully and respectfully handle a collection of objects and the physical home which is from the mid-1800s. Attention to detail and an interest in historical preservation, history, museum collections, and community is necessary.
We are a very Covid-19 conscious location. When working with any other volunteer or staff in-person, all persons must be masked at all times and proper sanitization procedures must be followed. It is likely the volunteer will be able to work alone or just with one other staff member in the Hawken House Museum.Stairs are required. The ability to bend and lift up to 20lbs is helpful.

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About WEBSTER GROVES HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Location:

1155 S ROCK HILL RD, WEBSTER GRVS, MO 63119, US

Mission Statement

The beautifully restored Hawken House with its elegant period furnishings is open to the public for tours, and our extensive Archive devoted to local history is maintained just a few feet away in the 30-year old History Barn that also houses the Hearth Room, a community event venue with seating for 120.

Description

The Hawken House was the home of Christopher and Mary Ann Hawken. It was built in 1857 and owned by the Hawken family until 1912. Several other families later called this house their home until it was purchased by the Webster Groves Historical Society and moved to its current location in 1970. Graciously furnished to reflect a post Civil War home of a gentleman farmer, the Hawken House Museum preserves the artifacts and the stories of the Hawken family’s era. Today, the beautifully restored Hawken House with its elegant period furnishings is open to the public for tours, and our extensive Archive devoted to local history is maintained just a few feet away in the 30-year old History Barn that also houses the Hearth Room, a community event venue with seating for 120.
We are seeking volunteers to assist us with programming, events, tours, archive management, landscaping, and Architectural Preservation.

Arts & Culture
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1155 South Rock HIll RoadWebster GrovesWebster Groves, MO 63119

(38.57341,-90.3665)
 

SKILLS

  • Library Sciences
  • Curating
  • History
  • Research
  • Housekeeping
  • Janitorial Maintenance

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • This is up to the volunteer to set a time commitment.
  • Stairs are required.  The ability to bend and lift up to 20lbs is helpful.

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