Junior Volunteer Meeting – Behind the Scenes Tour
Junior Volunteer Program Kick-off with a Behind-the-Scenes Tour
Ever want to go behind the scenes at a museum? Ever wonder what is in the closed stacks of an archives? Curious about how and why items are selected to be in an exhibit? The DeKalb County History Center Junior Volunteers will learn the answers the questions to these and more during their first official meeting on Wednesday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m.
“We have many students who visit the History Center and they are full of wonder and curiosity. Through a generous YEP grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation, we are able to tap into this enthusiasm and provide a unique opportunity for students in fifth grade through senior year of high school. Students will attend monthly meetings and learn more about the variety of projects that happens in the museum and archival field.”
There are eight meetings during the year, and the first meeting is on October 16 at the DeKalb County History Center, 1730 N. Main Street. It will last about an hour and will include a tour of the collection storage area that is not normally open to the public. They will see the variety of treasures that are part of the artifact, photograph and archival collections.
Participants commit to attending six of the eight meetings and helping out during at least two events during the year. High school student will also be given the opportunity for leadership roles. For more information call 815-895-5762.