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Osborne Homestead Museum

The Osborne Homestead Museum is looking for a volunteer researcher to conduct an inquiry into two unknown people of African descent in photographs. The Museum has the Osborne family photo album containing pictures of family, friends, and several unknown people, including two children of African descent. The Museum is looking for a researcher to answer these questions: who are these children and what is their relationship to the Osborne family? Candidate must possess excellent communication, analytical, research, and critical thinking skills. Volunteer will conduct interviews, fact-checking, information gathering, and internet research. Bachelor's or Master's degree in history, especially Afro-American/African-American history, is a plus. This is a great project/thesis/dissertation for a college student majoring in history or the social sciences, specializing in African-American studies/ US history, especially 19th century US history.

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About Osborne Homestead Museum

Location:

500 Hawthorne Ave, Derby, CT 06418, US

Mission Statement

The Osborne Homestead Museum and Kellogg Environmental Center, outreach facilities of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, provide professional development, leadership training and environmental programs that focus on our natural, cultural, and historical resources. We encourage active participation in the resolution of issues to improve environmental quality for Connecticut residents.

Description

The Osborne Homestead Museum celebrates the life of Frances Osborne Kellogg, an accomplished businesswoman and conservationist who was dedicated to preserving land for future generations.

Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Osborne Homestead Museum500 Hawthorne AveDerby, CT 06418

(41.3343,-73.11124)
 

SKILLS

  • Research
  • Critical Thinking
  • Library Sciences
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • History
  • Internet Research

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Willing to work with individual's schedule.
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in history, especially Afro-American/African-American history, is a plus.

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