Volunteer for the Smithsonian Exhibit, “The Way We Worked”


Will You Help us Represent Our Great Community?

Whether you have a passion for history, enjoy talking to people, like to teach, or just want to be involved in our community, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

We want YOU to be a docent at the Hyrum City Museum!

Starting March 25, 2017, the Hyrum City Museum will be hosting a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution entitled The Way We Worked. The exhibit will feature several photos, stories, and other interactive components that portray the history of work and the effects of urbanization, immigration, wars, economic depression, and labor unrest on the every-day, working American since the year 1857. Plus, we have developed a companion exhibit to accompany the visiting Smithsonian exhibit that incorporates our local story–your story! So that’s why we need your help! We are looking for people to volunteer as docents, or tour guides, who will act as interpreters for the exhibit. A docent’s work is essential because he or she acts as the teacher who bridges the gap between the museum displays the the visitors. the docent is there to answer questions as well as observe and maintain exhibits during visitor hours.

What Does It Take to Be a Docent?

We need volunteers who can commit to two hours a week between the dates March 25 and May 13 (you can volunteer more hours if you want). Museum Staff will provide special training to all interested volunteers, plus be at museum to support  and help you become a terrific docent. We are anticipating hundreds of visitors during this exhibition and we really need you to show them what a wonderful community we are!

How Do I Become a Docent?

Volunteer applications are available at the museum, or can be downloaded here. Completed applications should be dropped off at the museum–50 West Main Street in Hyrum–or emailed to museum@hyrumcity.org. Applications need to be received by Saturday March 11th.

Call us for more information at: (435) 245-0208

Please Sign-Up Today!!!

The Way We Worked has been made possible at the Hyrum City Museum by Utah Humanities. The exhibition, created by the National Archives, is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.