SPRING TRAINING WORKSHOPS FOR VOLUNTEERS
The Galveston County Museum is looking for volunteers! We're happy to announce that, after being in
temporary offices since Hurricane Ike, it is finally time for us to make the big move to our new home.
Whether you're an experienced professional or interested in learning what goes on behind the scenes at
a museum for the first time, we'd love to have you!
March 24th - Orientation and Basic Collections Care
If you’re interested in helping us get the museum collection ready for the big move in September,
please join us for this orientation and basic collections care workshop. If you’re already familiar with
handling museum collections, feel free to join us for only the first half (9:00–11:00), where we’ll
talk about goals and specifics of the Galveston County Museum collection. In the second half of the
workshop (11:00–1:00), we’ll cover object handling techniques, basic terminology, and some common
April 14th - PastPerfect Training
The Galveston County Museum uses the PastPerfect database to keep track of artifacts, photographs,
archives, and library holdings. If you’ve never used PastPerfect, or would just like a refresher, please
join us for this workshop and learn the basics of using museum database software.
April 28th - Building Mounts for Collections
If you’d like to work more with the museum collection, and you’re feeling crafty, this is the perfect
workshop for you. Learn how to build mounts for objects in the museum’s collection. These mounts
will ensure safe transportation to the new museum building, as well as facilitate easy evacuation in
the event of a natural disaster or other compromise to the storage facility.
May 5th - Museum Office Volunteer Training
Not comfortable handling objects? That’s ok! Have a knack for organizing? Perfect! You can come
help the museum and the Galveston County Historical Commission by maintaining marker and
subject files, and scanning and entering the files into PastPerfect. Basic PastPerfect training will be
provided at the workshop.