Student volunteers from across greater Cincinnati recently helped the National VOA Museum of Broadcasting with some early spring cleaning.
The 11 volunteers from Lakota East and West High Schools, Plains Junior School, La Salle High School and the University of Cincinnati joined seven VOA board members and adult volunteers to perform some heavy-duty cleaning for the museum, which has been under construction for the last few years.
“A fine layer of dust coated many of our display cases, and our floors really needed a good sweeping and mopping,” said Dave Snyder, VOA museum board member and organizer of the work day.
“Our young men provided some heavy-duty muscle power to move construction materials, boxes of record albums and filing cabinets up and down stairs into different spaces. I think we all slept well Saturday night.”
The National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting, 8070 Tylersville Road in West Chester, is open the third Saturday of each month. Donations of $5 for adults and $1 for children under 12 are suggested.
“We’ll have other needs and opportunities to use volunteers this spring,” said Ken Rieser, museum board chairman. “The West Chester Rotary Club will sponsor its second annual Voice of America BBQ Bash on May 17 and 18, featuring blues music and great food. It’s a fundraiser for the museum, too. We would love to organize a good group of responsible volunteers to help with parking assistance. “
The VOA museum consists of collections and exhibits from the VOA-Bethany station; Media Heritage’s Greater Cincinnati Museum of Broadcast History; the Gray History of Wireless Museum; and the West Chester Amateur Radio Association control room.
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