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Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs seeks volunteers to help save Delaware history

Date Posted: Monday, August 26th, 2013
Categories:  Historical and Cultural Affairs News

Ice cream social for potential volunteers to be held
at the Johnson Victrola Museum in Dover on Sept. 5, 2013

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Volunteers planting trees on the property of the historic Hale-Byrnes House outside Stanton.

The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will be holding an open house/ice cream social for potential volunteers on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Johnson Victrola Museum, located at 375 S. New St. in Dover, Del. The informal gathering will provide potential volunteers with an opportunity to learn about the division’s programs and speak with current volunteers about their experiences working at the agency. The event will also include an after-hours museum tour. Admission is free and open to the public, however, reservations are requested by contact the division’s volunteer services coordinator, Deanna Rishell, at 302-736-7411 or HCA_VolunteerSvcs@state.de.us.

The Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs is an agency of the state of Delaware that provides a diverse array of services including administration of the state historic preservation office, operation of six museums and a conference center, conservation of the state’s archaeological and historic-objects collections and management of historic properties across the state. Potential volunteer opportunities at the division include service in museum tours, historic preservation, archaeology, collections management, maintenance, special events, friends groups, marketing, information technology, research, horticulture, administration and much more.

Volunteers working at the division will be making a valuable contribution to the preservation of Delaware’s historical and cultural legacies. In addition, volunteer service provides meaningful, hands-on work, opportunities to meet new people and become a valuable team member, a chance to share talents with others and learn new skills, and opportunities to earn credit for internships or service hours.

For additional information about the volunteer open house/ice cream social and about volunteer opportunities at the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, go to the following Web address: https://www.smore.com/at81.
The Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs enhances Delaware’s quality of life by preserving the state’s unique historical heritage, fostering community stability and economic vitality and providing educational programs and assistance to the general public on Delaware history and heritage. Primary funding for division programs and services is provided by annual appropriations from the Delaware General Assembly and grants from the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, a federal agency. However, the contents and opinions expressed in the division’s programs and services do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Department of the Interior.

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 Contact:
Jim Yurasek
Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs
Phone:  302-736-7413
E-mail:  Jim.Yurasek@state.de.us
Web:   http://history.delaware.gov

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