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Micro-museums & Historical Societies

Connecting with volunteers, staff and board members at very small museums and historical societies (particularly those that are all-volunteer).

Members: 22
Latest Activity: Jun 17, 2011

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Strategic Planning

Started by Heather Cole Jul 11, 2008.

Oral history and small museums/historical societies 1 Reply

Started by Lesley Schoenfeld. Last reply by Heather Cole Jul 11, 2008.

Technological issues for small museums and historical societies 1 Reply

Started by Earl Taylor. Last reply by Lee Wright Jun 9, 2008.

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Comment by Andrew Elder on June 17, 2011 at 10:27

Hi Rose -- In addition to my work at UMass Boston, I work with a (currently) all-volunteer organization in Boston that documents the history of Boston's and Massachusetts' gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities. As most of our (very active) board members and many of our volunteers work full time, we meet regularly in the evenings. That's when a volunteer supervisor can be available, when we are able to meet with researchers, etc. We do have meetings and work hours on some weekends as well.

Comment by Rose A. Doherty on June 14, 2011 at 8:57

I am joining this group because small organizations of volunteers can benefit from talking with each other.  Here is a quick question.  How do you engage people who are working full time?  Do you have meetings in the evenings or on weekends? 

Rose

 

 

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