devlin cyr wallace, professional photographer volunteers for monroe county historical society project
The Monroe County Historical Society has been fortunate to have a volunteer conservator to work with us for a few weeks photographing the Native American artifacts in our collection.
While vacationing in the Area, Ms. Devlin Cyr Wallace stopped by to visit the museum and ask about the Native American heritage of the area. After reviewing our books and record on the subject, she was interested in viewing our artifacts, and after learning that the museum had a project to photograph items in its inventory, Wallace volunteered to work with the artifacts.
Devlin Cyr Wallace is a 2019 photography/videography graduate of the NYC School of Visual Arts, a member of the NYC Explorers Club, the National Speleological Society, and the Greenbrier Grotto. She had also taken classes in Native American archeology in Kentucky. Photographing the artifacts provides an opportunity for her to dovetail both her interest in the subject and her skill set.
Wallace hopes her visual documentation of the Society’s Native American collection will attract attention and interest to the area’s rich Native American history which has yet to be fully explored. She will also benefit by using this experience to expand her professional portfolio.
Vernessa is to the 19-20 Preserve WV AmeriCorps member serving with the Monroe County Historical Society. Vernessa is responsible for volunteer management at the historical society, in addition to museum cataloging, exhibit development, and outreach.
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