Smithsonian Junior Volunteer Program Returns – Informational meeting
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 is hosting a general informational meeting on Monday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. for those interested in participating in the History Center’s Junior Volunteer program.
Students in 8th-12th grade where they can learn more about our current exhibit “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.
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.
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.
Students from throughout DeKalb County are encouraged to attend a general information session on Monday, November 1 at the DeKalb County History Center at 7:00 p.m., 1730 N. Main Street in Sycamore. The program is open to students in 8th -12th grade. Regular meetings will be a combination of in-person, hybrid, and remote gatherings. Please call 815-895-5762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.