Chippin’ in at Chippokes

Register for PROGRAM #17519

Work side by side with historians, interpreters and curators to address critical collections management needs at Chippokes Plantation State Park, one of the oldest working farms in America. Sort through Native American artifacts, legal documents, furniture, photographs and news articles as you assist researchers in cataloging your discoveries. Take pictures and update the digital database; search the internet for more information about artifacts and local history; and stabilize documents on acid-free paper. Explore the farm's grounds and nearby sites to gain a robust perspective on the diverse cultures represented by the park's collection, and share in the passion of historians as you help piece together a precious historical puzzle.

Stairs unavoidable in some historic building, boarding and getting off bus. Walking up to 1.5 miles, uneven terrain, dirt, gravel, shell paths; standing during field trips. Working knowledge of computers and search engines necessary for work projects. Knowledge of digital photography helpful.