Unionville Museum Volunteers
If you have an interest in Unionville history and would like to join our group of dedicated volunteers, there are many ways to lend your time and talents. We are currently in need of people to serve as Docents for exhibits and special events. We are also in need of people to help with data entry as we work to expand our online catalog to include all of the items we have in our collection.
There are many other areas where help is needed. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss that with you.
Docents serve as guides who can provide visitors with information about the exhibits and answer questions about the museum. One of the most important things Docents do is to welcome visitors when they first come into the museum which helps ensure their visit will be a good one and that they will want to come back. Finally, our docents see first hand how visitors react to our exhibits or events and provide valuable feedback that helps us plan future activities.
Online catalog data entry
The Unionville Museum participates in Connecticut Collections, a project of the Connecticut League of History Organizations, which provides us with an online platform to manage our collection and will ultimately allow us to share it publicly. We have already entered over 8,000 items into our catalog. The majority of those, over 5,000 are photographs. The catalog also includes our collection of Farmington High School yearbooks, hundreds of postcards from the early 1900s and our extensive collection of photographs and related items from the Flood of 1955.
Though we have made much progress in listing everything in our collection in the catalog, there is still much to do. We are, therefore, always looking for volunteers to do data entry. Please let us know if this is something you would like to help with.
To become a museum volunteer
If you would like to become a Museum Volunteer or speak with someone to discuss the possibility, please complete one of our contact forms or call the museum at (860) 673-2231 and leave a message.
Someone will get back to you to answer any questions you might have and hopefully start the process of you becoming a Unionville Museum volunteer.