Resources for small museums and historic sites
As part of the same initiative as that at Auburn Heights, this year our SWAT team went to the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society in Vineland, NJ. The oldest local historical society in the state of NJ, Vineland has been housing thousands of objects in its purpose-built museum and archive space for almost 100 years, and it was our mission to help them sort through some of it.
Visit our SWAT Team Project page to learn more about the project or check out some of our work below:
In January 2012, a group of UD students volunteered at the Auburn Heights Preserve State Park and the Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights Preserve as part of the SWAT Team project. The students worked with collections owned by the State of Delaware (encompassing the historic house museum and its contents) and the Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve (19 Steamer autos, a steam railway, and associated collections). The students got hands-on experience with antique household furnishings, a collection of model trains, the Steamer cars, and historic photographs and trade catalogs associated with the Steamers.