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File #: 18-1535    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/25/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 10/9/2018 Final action: 10/9/2018
Title: Supervisor Ranalli recommending the Board: 1) Receive and file presentation provided by Mary Cory, Museum Administrator, El Dorado County Historical Museum, recognizing the community volunteers who dedicate their time and knowledge to support the El Dorado County Historical Museum; and 2) Approve and authorize the signatures of all five Board members on a Proclamation recognizing these volunteers for their service. (Est. Time: 15 Min).
Attachments: 1. A - Presentation-EDC Historical Museum Volunteers, 2. B - Proclamation - Museum Volunteers
Related files: 18-1477, 18-1411, 18-0789, 18-0933, 18-1207, 18-1478, 18-0466, 18-0538, 18-0677, 18-1769, 18-1791, 18-1557, 18-1685, 18-1790
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Supervisor Ranalli recommending the Board:
1) Receive and file presentation provided by Mary Cory, Museum Administrator, El Dorado County Historical Museum, recognizing the community volunteers who dedicate their time and knowledge to support the El Dorado County Historical Museum; and
2) Approve and authorize the signatures of all five Board members on a Proclamation recognizing these volunteers for their service. (Est. Time: 15 Min).
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The El Dorado County Historical Museum opened its doors to the public in 1974. The County Historical Museum is open six days per week. It is a division of the Library Department, with one full time employee, the Museum Administrator, reporting to the Library Director. The Board of Supervisors appoints a seven member Museum Commission "at large" for staggered four-year terms.

The Mission of the County Museum is to exhibit and interpret the heritage of the County in a current, accurate, and engaging manner; to be a valuable historical resource to the community through its well-organized research facility, historical exhibits, and educational programs; to collect, document, and preserve artifacts and records significant to the history of El Dorado County using the highest standards of scholarship and professional museum and archival practices; and to provide a rewarding experience for volunteers and enhance the museum's significance to the community.

There are currently 90 community volunteers who provide their time and knowledge to support the services and programs provided by the El Dorado County Historical Museum. In 2017, community volunteers donated approximately 15,000 hours of service to the County Museum; the equivalent of 7.5 full time employees. County Museum volunteers help carry out the Museum’s mission and day-to-day functions, as determined and supervised by staff

Community volunteers support the County Museum as:

County Museum Docents. Docents give visitors, as well as adult and...

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