The Museum is currently inventorying and digitizing our vast collection. As part of this, we will be placing a large portion of the collection online for public access. As items are added, they will be available by clicking the button below.
Due to a high volume of requests, please make an appointment with
us regarding any research inquiries.
To schedule an appointment, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will reach out to discuss availability.
Our current collection consisted of more than 175,000 pieces of Wabash County history. The Richard E. Ford Archives and Research Center houses photos and information about Wabash County residents, local businesses, and organizations. The vast collection is used for exhibits on and off-site, educational programs, and research.
Collections volunteers will be responsible for assisting collections staff in conducting collection and archival projects and maintenance of, especially large scope. Through their efforts, the Wabash County Museum will be better able to utilize its extensive collection, preserve it more capably, and increase digital access. Ideal volunteers would be passionate about Wabash’s history and the artifacts that represent it. Knowledge regarding antiques and Wabash’s citizens would be extremely valuable. New volunteers will have to fill out an application and submit to a background check.
Volunteers will be trained by Museum staff to:
Utilize PastPerfect Software for inventory management
Update and maintain inventory listings in Microsoft Excel
Operate camera equipment to photograph specific artifacts for record-keeping purposes
Operate scanning equipment and software for digitizing photographs and documents
Catalog, number, and house artifacts
Conduct oral history interviews
Hours for volunteer opportunities will be between 10 am-5 pm, Tuesday-Friday, preferably in at least one consistent two-hour block of time per week.