News Release. December 31, 2009
Sherman Museum, Teamwork, Companions, Facts & Learning
Moro, Ore. - The Sherman County Historical Museum is an important part of our community, sharing our county’s history with residents and visitors alike. But the museum has another side, the behind-the-scenes side, which provides opportunities for friendship, comradery and teamwork while making the museum’s mission possible.
As the Sherman County Historical Museum volunteers begin their off-season work, there is an urgent need for a new generation of volunteers!
The all-volunteer Museum Team will gather on Wednesday, January 13 at 10 a.m. with sack lunches to start the year’s work. Experienced volunteers are eager to mentor the next generation!
Wouldn't you like to give something that wouldn't cost you anything but some time? Do you have a few hours a week to donate to a wonderful cause? Then come to the museum and join a fun loving group for a few hours a week.
You have all the skills you need. You will be surprised what you can do. And you will have an opportunity to learn Sherman County history. Once you get involved, you will become fascinated by little known facts, family histories and the business of operating a museum. Did you know there are all kinds of archival rules for taking care of artifacts?
And the best part is you will make new friends that will stand by you in good times and bad. During the off-season work time the museum is filled with laughter, companionship, and learning. What a wonderful feeling to stand back and say, "Wow, I really did that." It is so rewarding to help to tell the Sherman County story to visitors.
Our most urgent Museum volunteer needs are several.
An acquisitions committee chairperson will be responsible for documenting and organizing in-coming objects, convening the Acquisitions Committee twice yearly and reporting their findings to the Board of Trustees.
A archives manager will be responsible for filing & organizing print documents of all kinds, photographs, slides & film, and assisting researchers.
The textiles storage manager will be responsible for the care & management of clothing (outerwear, uniforms, underwear), accessories, quilts & table linens not on display.
The general artifact storage manager will be responsible for the care & management of artifacts other than documents and textiles, including monitoring the Sherman County Journal equipment in storage containers. All storage managers will be working closely with others in the care & management of artifacts, including the Exhibit Team, Registrar & Director.
The Exhibit Team seeks a team leader. This team is responsible for learning about developing & producing interpretive exhibits, label writing and exhibit maintenance. The time required varies according to available workforce & funding.
The Museum maintains a genealogy file that is open to the public. A genealogy file manager will collect and file newspaper clippings & genealogy, and respond to family history inquiries.
Marketing the Museum is a shared responsibility. A volunteer is needed to manage the Visitor Information Center brochure racks in the Museum, May through October, and pack, ship and distribute County and Museum brochures in April.