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Responsible for promoting the research and appreciation of all aspects of African American history in Chesterfield County. To collect, preserve, interpret and promote the rich history of African Americans for the education and enlightenment of present and future generations.
Locate and document family, church, and community cemeteries. Research and document existing and historic cemeteries. Provide speakers for community group meetings. Participate in County Planning projects with data on cemeteries located in new developments.
Maintain preserve and enhance the display of historic artifacts collection. Develop annual exhibit calendar. Promote educational aspect of historic sites on collections. Accession appropriate artifacts.
Plans and coordinates annual events calendar, including quarterly meetings, lecture series, and fundraisers. Coordinates advertising, marketing, and publicity support. Recruits speakers.
Foster interest in genealogy through workshops and projects.
Handle research requests. Proof and abstract census data.
Assists patrons with research. Accession books, manuscripts, pictures,
maps and periodicals into the library collection. Restore scrape books.
Research and maintain family histories, vertical files and picture files. Update Veterans database.
Create indices. Library at Trinity Church is open Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm.
Maintain member database. Mail dues, invoices, and related communications.
Create membership drives.
Research military history and sites. Develop educational and tourist literature on military history. Reserve and maintain the integrity of Civil War sites in the county.
Site Docent/ Tour Guide
Staff Magnolia Grange and the Museum and provide tours.