The Desert Museum and the Colorado Desert Archaeology Society are partnering to give a big boost to the re-curation of our inventory project. Affiliated with the Colorado Desert District California State Parks, the Colorado Desert Archaeology Society (CDAS) normally provides volunteer curation services to Anza-Borrego State Park. The CDAS group understands the research potential of our collection and its value as a complementary collection to the artifacts housed at the curation facility at Anza-Borrego.
The volunteers meet at the Begole Archaeological Research Center and travel over an hour to arrive at the Museum and work from 9:30am – 4pm on alternating Thursdays. Some of these volunteers have become invested in the work we do here and have started coming weekly.
With their extra hands on the project our volunteer artifact curation skyrocketed from 230 artifacts to 1,366. Getting the collections into museum quality storage is the number one priority of the museum and the volunteers’ efforts to support this cause cannot be understated.