Tuesday, May 13, 2008


I'd like to take a moment to inform you of our need for volunteers! This summer we have an exciting event at the museum - our first exhibit of some exquisite Japanese woodblock prints first collected by Alice Miner in the 1920s. We expect to have a greater number of visitors because of the show, which can only further strain our small number of volunteers. If you have the time and inclination, please consider volunteering.

The Alice T. Miner Museum is seeking volunteers to help in interpreting the museum and its contents for visitors, researching our collection or archives, and assisting with events. The Alice also has a garden club for the green thumb looking to commit a few hours each week. The museum docent should be able to set aside six hours a week for museum work.

The Alice T. Miner Museum is a Colonial Revival Museum with a widely varied and exciting collection of decorative arts and furniture displayed in period rooms first arranged by Alice in 1924. The museum also houses extensive archives, including local history, genealogical information, and letters from well-known historical figures, as well as photographs and personal letters of Alice T. and William H. Miner.

Docents learn skills relating to the proper handling and care of historic objects and archival materials as well as tour guiding techniques, public relations, and research methods.

Our docents are committed to excellent visitor service and appreciate the importance of the Museum's collection, founders and history.

Docents are outgoing, enthusiastic communicators (for tours lasting up to 1.5 hours) who are interested in learning detailed information about the museum's artifacts and about Alice and William Miner - which will enable them to tell the stories of the Miners and the history of the collection. This job requires the ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, experience working with the public is preferred.

For more information email Amanda Palmer - minermuseum@westelcom.com, or call 518-846-7336

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