Junior Volunteer, Smithsonian “Coming Home” kick-off meeting

Calling students in 8th-12th grade! You are invited to be part of the History Center’s Junior Volunteer program. Students are going to pick an object that is part of our current “History of DeKalb County in 100 objects” and take a deeper dive into the stories explored within the display. Then, the students will then create a video or podcast that will be hosted on a Smithsonian website reflecting their research.

Students will also have the opportunity to participate in Zoom calls with representatives from the Smithsonian to learn about the “Art of Storytelling” and explore the different types of jobs at the Smithsonian.

In addition to receiving grant money to support the project from the Smithsonian, WNIJ’s Yvonne Boose will help train the students on how to conduct an interview using both audio and video equipment. This is a great opportunity for students to learn how to use both technology in combination with research skills while showcasing their work as part of a national project.

Regular meetings will be a combination of in-person, hybrid, and remote gatherings. Please call 815-895-5762 or email  michelle@dekalbcountyhistory.org with any questions.

This program is part of the Smithsonian’s “Coming Home” project is made possible with funding from Museums on Main Street and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership.


Nov 11 2021


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm