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In This Issue: Upcoming volunteer opportunities at Chucalissa, Meet our new staff members
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Chucalissa Anoachi 

July 2015

Volume 9, Number 7
Volunteers Needed
Pack 75 doing maintenance on our Nature Trail

Dedicated volunteers help the C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa offer quality experiences to thousands of visitors throughout the year.  Volunteer Day is the third Saturday of each month, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The next regularly scheduled Volunteer Day is August 15th.  The primary activity on that date will be artifact sorting. 

 

The museum also has numerous volunteer projects that can be done on your schedule.  For example:

·         Scanning photo negatives for research archives

·         Cataloging journals and periodicals for the museum library

·         Assisting with special events, such as International Archaeology Day (Oct. 17)

·         Maintaining trails

·         Gardening 

·         Docents to assist with the hands-on archaeology lab and scavenger hunts

·         Craft preparation for school groups

If are interested in volunteering, please contact chucalissa@memphis.edu .   We will work with you to identify projects that match your interests, skills, and schedule.  Come on out and have a great time at Chucalissa!

 

Meet Amber Humes, Visitor Services

So, tell us a little bit about yourself!
I am an undergraduate at the University of Memphis. Next year I will attend graduate school for an MA in Egyptology and hopefully later I will pursue a PhD in Ancient Civilizations with a concentration in religion and mythology. I love all things science fiction and some really horrible reality TV shows. 

What are your career goals?
My career goals are still undecided, but I am pretty sure I would like to teach on the collegiate level. I am also interested in museum work so possibly a career in that area  would be nice.

What are your hobbies?
My hobbies include making jewelry, reading, and debunking my brother’s obsession with conspiracy theories.


What is your favorite museum?

My favorite museum is the Oriental Institute of Chicago because I love Ancient Near Eastern studies and specifically because they house the exact figurine of Ba’al that is mentioned in the Bible. I also love the C.H. Nash Museum because working here has opened my eyes to Native American history and culture and allowed me to realize how much I really enjoy teaching and interacting with others.


Tell us one weird but true fact about yourself.
Well, I’m pretty much a well-rounded weirdo, but one weird thing about me is that I love doing laundry and cleaning my toilet. 

What kind of things do you hope to do at Chucalissa?
I hope to introduce new educational programs and craft ideas to Chucalissa’s repertoire. I also hope to create events that will bring more of the public in to visit the museum rather than our already established family and educator traffic. 



 

& Tannie Arnsdorff, Visitor Services
So, tell us a little bit about yourself!

I am currently a graduate student in the History Dept. at the University of Memphis studying Egyptology.  My main fascination and interests are stone tools, stone working techniques, experimental archaeology, and the material remains of ancient cultures.
 
What are your career goals?


  What are your hobbies?
I returned to school at 26, following a very physical career fabricating stone in residential and commercial settings.  The thing that caught me off guard was how much I enjoyed the social interactions with the faculty and other students.  As of right now, my career goals are to research ancient stone use, but most importantly to secure a position where I can share this passion with students and the general public.  Fittingly, my free time is currently spent flint knapping on my porch in the evenings and trying not to cut myself too badly. 
 
What is your favorite museum?
The Freer and Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s museum of Asian Art comes to mind first. They have some of my favorite artifacts, such as the jade vessels and weapons from China, or the gold and silver work from the Sasanian dynasty, and of course their Egyptian collection.  However, at present, it is Chucalissa right here in Memphis.  For me work is the same as play, I am basically hanging out with visitors in the hands on archaeology lab, showing them how to throw spears with an atlatl, or discussing archaeology and pre-historic societies with curious patrons. 

Tell us one weird but true fact about yourself. 
I will never tell.
 
What kind of things do you hope to do at Chucalissa? 
Before the summer is over, I plan to retool and make some new atlatl darts (we are currently tracking down materials!). We recently had Cub Scout Pack 75 do some trail clean up, and the Boy Scouts have shown interest in working on some of the wooden bridges on the trail. I would love to be apart of any of those future projects. 

 
& Jordan Goss, Intern
 
So, tell us a little bit about yourself!  
I'm a senior at University of Memphis, majoring in both Archaeology and Anthropology.  I was born in Germantown but I've lived most of my life in Marion, Arkansas (right across the bridge).  I'm very studious and very conscious of my grades but I somehow manage to balance that with working as a waitress and having internships at different organizations and museums. 
What are your career goals?
After I graduate with my BA, it's on to graduate school and then hopefully a PhD.  I hope to be an accomplished and published anthropologist and a professor at a university.  I also think that working in a museum would be an amazing job down the road.

What are your hobbies?
When I manage to have free time, I read! Every genre and every topic.

What is your favorite museum?
I've always loved the Pink Palace Museum and the Smithsonian.  I can spend hours in each and still run out of time to see all the exhibits, and I would love to work in one or both of them.
Tell us one weird but true fact about yourself. 
I'm not sure if it is weird, but sometimes I get hooked on a specific food, food group, or food ethnic category and I literally eat it for as long as I can.  One time I ate Chinese food for almost 2 weeks straight (for lunch and dinner).  That's the longest I've ever gotten hooked on a food.  Usually they just last about one week.
What kind of things do you hope to do at Chucalissa?
I hope to have a lot of hands on experience with artifacts, whether that be in the form of boxing artifacts to ship to other museums or inventorying and bagging artifacts.

Summer Family Days
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday at 10am & 1pm


For the price of regular Museum admission:
Take a tour of the Museum, throw darts with an atlatl, conduct a scavenger hunt in our Main Hall, tour our Hands-On Archaeology Lab and participate in a fun educational program and craft activity!
For more information, please visit our website.
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