Student Volunteer Gains Experience, Helps Museum

Lauren Knabel, a junior art history major at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, donated many hours of work to Legacy this past summer. A Lynchburg resident who aspires to become a museum professional, Lauren managed to fit her volunteer hours around two summer jobs.

Lauren worked with museum administrator Cheryl Robinson and volunteer Carolyn Bell to learn about the various activities involved in operating a small museum. In addition to performing such tedious but necessary tasks as addressing envelopes, stuffing folders, and photocopying, she sorted and registered donated artifacts, filled out loan forms, attended a workshop on historical documentation and curation, learned about grant-writing, and helped to install Legacy’s exhibit on civic and social organizations.

The Legacy board is grateful to Lauren for her enthusiasm and willingness to provide much-needed support for the Museum and wishes her well as she completes her education.

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