Part of the curatorial department’s job is to keep the
exhibits clean. At a place like Old
Cowtown Museum, this can be a daunting task.
The curator(s) have a schedule to clean exhibits once per month. This includes sweeping floors, dusting
objects, and cleaning windows. A spreadsheet
is kept as reference to make sure what gets cleaned and what does not.
But once a year, Old Cowtown Museum hosts a Volunteer
Cleanup Day. In 2021, this took place on
March 28. Many volunteers and employees
gave of their time that Sunday to help clean exhibits. (Note: I was not able to participate in
Cleanup Day this year as I was still in the hospital recovering from surgery.)
Both interior and exterior projects were
completed. Volunteers and staff painted
the fence outside of the Hodge House.
They also scrapped and painted some of the exterior wall of the General
Store. Interior items were dusted and
floors mopped and swept.
BIG THANKS to all of those that helped with Volunteer
Cleanup Day! This specifically helped
the curatorial department in keeping areas clean for our visitors.