A very merry time was had at the Polar Express Extravaganza. The museum teamed up with the library to bring this successful library event to the old train depot. We were able to make the Metal Spiral Wreath event even more fun and add more activities. We created a light display on Engine 11, had activities and Christmas displays in the main building, created 2 photo spots, and served hot chocolate to all.
The local branch of the Rotary Club did a service project at the museum recently. We had a great time working and eating hotdogs. They were able to get all of our new benches painted and helped us do some cleanup in the military railroad cars.
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Our second in the Kid Talk series will be Saturday August 18th from 11-12. The artifact will be military uniforms. We will talk about the uniforms, give people a chance to ask questions, then we will have a couple activities.
Our 1st event in the Kid Talk series happened last Saturday. We had over 70 people attend and learn more about Steam Engine 11. Thank you to Jacob Lyman for being our train expert and leading the talk! After Jacob’s talk about the trains, we taught railway signals used by Tooele Valley Railway. To end the talk, we played a relay game and gave out prizes.
Do you enjoy history or science? Gain some new skills or practice old ones!
We are looking for people to help us get organized, do some research, develop new exhibits, take care of our park, and create fun educational programs and events.
Volunteer positions are seasonal and year round. Scheduling is flexible.
Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply or for more information.
Historic Park Volunteer
Help the museum maintain a clean, beautiful park and protect the historic artifacts and buildings.
Examples of work: care for outdoor artifacts, weed & clean up plants around park, help design and achieve a wildlife friendly park.
Education Programs & Events Volunteer
Design and execute educational programs at the museum.
Examples of work: plan a Saturday Kid Talk, create an interactive exhibit element
Assist Museum Coordinator with museum catalog, historical research, exhibits, and artifacts.
Examples of work: research artifacts, create inventories, assess artifacts
Assist with administrative work and organization in the museum.
Examples of work: data entry, background research, writing, create inventory, organization
Help visitors experience the museum and the park
Examples of work: greet visitors, answer questions, and show how to view the museum and park. Protect artifacts. Some docents give tours but it is not required.
Thank you to the library, youth services, and parks department for organizing Morning in the Park and being there to make it a success. The visitor count was over 300 people. It was great to see so many people enjoying themselves at the park and to meet so many people.