Saturday, April 27, 2019

Curation Month: Call for Volunteers

~Ryan McHale, Head Curator

May is Curation Month at the Museum – and IVDM needs your help! Volunteers will have the chance to go behind the scenes, work directly with our staff, and get a hands on experience curating collections. You’ll be bagging, tagging, and boxing artifacts from the Childers Collections, helping to understand over 30 years of archaeology in Imperial Valley.

Morlin Childers, one of our Museum founders, worked on archaeological sites throughout the Valley from the 1950's to 1980s. His collection returned to the museum in 2015 from BLM, and we have been working on sorting and cataloguing the collection ever since. With thousands of documents and artifacts to go through, we need all the help we can get. 

Curation days will be held two days a week on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 – 4:00pm. Curation Month kicks off next Saturday May 4thand Sunday May 5th. There are spots for 10 volunteers each day and we encourage anyone ages 12 and older to come help us preserve this special part of Imperial Valley history.

Don’t worry if you can’t make May 4thor 5th. There will be more chances to come out for volunteer curation days on May 11th, 12th, 19th, 25thand 26th

Are you interested in volunteering? You can sign up by sending us an email at or giving us a call at (760)358-7016.

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