SYCAMORE – Ever want to go behind the scenes at a museum? Ever wonder what is in the closed stacks of an archives? Curious about how and why items are selected to be in an exhibit?
The DeKalb County History Center Junior Volunteers will learn the answers to these questions and more during their first official meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Through a Youth Engaged in Philanthropy grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation, the history center is providing a unique opportunity for students in fifth grade through senior year of high school. Students will attend monthly meetings and learn more about the variety of projects that happen in the museum and archival field.
There are eight meetings during the year, and the first meeting on Wednesday will be at the DeKalb County History Center, 1730 N. Main St. It will last about an hour and will include a tour of the collection storage area that is not normally open to the public. Students will see the variety of treasures that are part of the artifact, photograph and archival collections.
Participants commit to attending six of the eight meetings and helping out during at least two events during the year. High school students also will be given the opportunity for leadership roles.
For more information, call 815-895-5762.