Museum Projects Volunteer
Cheney Historical Museum
Volunteers can opt for one of several projects, depending on your interest:
- Scan newspaper clippings and other materials from the "People Books" to digitize the information, making more accessible to family history researchers.
- transcribe names and information from the funeral parlor books into Excel spreadsheets for ease of access to researchers.
- Help to inventory the museum collection against the catalog information (or if the item is in the catalog at all) This project requires bending, lifting, and being around dust, but what an adventure in discovery!
- Help to set up and arrange items in display cabinets, shelves, and cases.
10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Weekly on Thursdays
NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Cheney Historical Museum
614 3rd Street, P.O. Box 457, Cheney, WA 99004, US
Sharing and preserving the history of the Marshall, Four Lakes, Cheney, Tyler, and Amber districts of southwest Spokane County in eastern Washington, connecting the past with the present and building a bridge to the future by: a) Engaging the community in preserving our collection, our local history, historic places, and understanding their value; b) Working with organizations, institutions, business, and community to promote our districts' cultural life and heritage; c) Interpreting the history of our districts based on solid research.
Our collection comes from the families, businesses, farms, and organizations in our districts. We actively seek new materials to add to the collection, so that our story may become richer and more complete. We care for these materials through public donations, so they will be available for future generations.
Our exhibits use these materials to engage visitors in our story, and to help young people gain a new perspective and fuel their imaginations. The museum and its programs are operated completely by volunteers and through public donations. We receive no local government funding for our facility or operations.
Programs include having the museum open regular hours, staffed by volun teers to greet and chat with visitors; guiding and engaging students through the museum during field trips; helping researchers look through materials; transcribing and data entry projects.