The Duarte Historical Society and Museum is in need of volunteers. Docents are needed for duty about once every six weeks on either a Wednesday (1-3 p.m.) or Saturday (1-4 p.m.) and will always serve with an experienced volunteer. It is fun and educational.
In addition, the Museum scanning project is proceeding slowly due to a lack of help. The Museum is in possession of hundreds of local newspapers going back to the 1940s. The papers are yellowing and need to be scanned soon. Curator Dilip Tiwari heads the project and will train scanners who can team up and work at their own schedule.
For docent volunteers, call Sheri Uhlig at (626) 523-6622.
For scanning volunteers, call Tiwari at (818) 482-9335.
The Museum is located in Encanto Park, Duarte and features a multitude of exhibits including the history of the local citrus ranches, former Duarte resident Glenn Miller, Route 66 memorabilia, period clothing, vintage photos of local history, and items from the family of Andres Duarte, the city’s namesake. There is also a chapel, a library, and revolving display cases for residents to share their hobbies and collections. For more information call Claudia Heller, Society President, at (626) 358-0329, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Museum website is www.RanchoDeDuarte.org.